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Philip Roth, antisemitism and the Holocaust
David Brauner

2015a). 29 However, it also underpins J and appears, implicitly, in the form of one of the books that Esme gives Ailinn to educate her, albeit obliquely, about Jewish history: ‘It was her forbears’ austerity of conscience, according to one writer, that had always troubled humanity and explained the hostility they encountered wherever they went . . . [t]hey set too high a standard’ ( Jacobson 2014a : 312). There is also perhaps an echo of Bryan Cheyette’s thesis in Constructions of ‘The Jew’ in English Literature and Society: Racial Representations, 1875

in Howard Jacobson