In his novel Reader’s Block from 1996 David Markson shuffles together bits of pieces of fun facts, sad facts and other information about authors, artists and philosophers and combine this with quotes from the same range of sources. One of the repeated motives is anti-semitism in sentences which goes like «he-and-she was an anti-semite». These are never explained more, so I will collect some more information about the background of these people’s opinions.
»Ezra Pound was an anti-Semite.«
»All the Jew part of the Bible is black evil, an Ezra nicety.« Quotes -David Markson
The Jewish poet Louis Zukofsky had something to say about this:
»Through a series of biblical and contemporary allusions, “Nor Did the Prophet” addresses Zukofsky’s relationship with his mentor Ezra Pound and attempts to come to terms with Pound’s antisemitism by reconsidering the rhetoric of Pound’s controversial Pisan Cantos.« (From https://muse.jhu.edu/article/31599)
Screen dumps from the book Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry By Louis Zukofsky (Source: http://bit.ly/1s3mUZW)
From 10:51 on: Ariel Pink: “…race, not a religion, that means like..I’m from the tribe of Abraham. It means I can’t deny my judaism, based on their rules, like I can’t say ‘I’m not jew’. But the fact is I’m not of the bloodline.”
Interviewer: “You didn’t choose to be chosen.”
Ariel Pink: “I was mistakingly chosen, and now they’re just like ‘You’re jewish, come on!’ They just wanna, like cover it up. But that’s the kind of jews we have now a days, so fly-by-night jews. And I take religion very seriously, I actually do! I really really really respect it, but I think that all jews should be at the wall and pray now, not being rock stars.”
«Actress Zooey Deschanel has converted to Judaism.
Deschanel, the daughter of a Quaker and Roman Catholic, converted shortly before marrying producer Jacob Pechenik, Us Weekly reported Monday. The article did not say what denomination of rabbi supervised her conversion.
The two married in June, a month before the birth of their daughter, Elsie.
“Zooey converted to Judaism for Jacob,” an unidentified “insider” told the celebrity magazine.
Deschanel, 35, stars in the Fox sitcom “New Girl” and has appeared in numerous films, including “Mumford” and “Almost Famous.”»
Here’s a picture from the film 500 Days of Summer, in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the lovesick male role, and Zooey the woman who just want to be friends. According to wikipedia Gordon-Levitt is Jewish, from a family that is “not strictly religious”; his parents were among the founders of the Progressive Jewish Alliance» So if Zooey had chosen him she would maybe still been a Qauker/Chatholic, but then again, that was just a movie.
“And the proof to me is the jew survival, and how they exel, how many nobel prize winners they have etc. And I feel that these people maybe have caught on to something that maybe other civilisations haven’t.” David Berman, The Silver Jews.
I agree to some extend on this.