Douglas Johnson, 3 February 1983
Show More Ideology and Experience: Anti-Semitism in France at the time of the Dreyfus Affair by Stephen Wilson.
Associated University Presses, 812 pp., £30, August 1982, 0 8386 3037 5Show More
Cinq Années de ma Vie by Alfred Dreyfus.
Maspéro, 263 pp., frs 15Show More
La Républic et les Juifs après Copernic by Schmuel Trigano.
Les Presses d’Aujourd’hui, 272 pp., frs 75, April 1982, 2 901386 03 2Show More
“... even his fatalistic resignation, showed him to be more Jewish than he realised. In this way, as Schmuel Trigano suggests, the idea of the abstract Jew is created, and the Affair, from being a part of French history, becomes a part of the history of persecution. There were other Jews who were more reticent. Like Proust’s Swann, they believed that they ...”