Jean-Paul Sartre's book is a brilliant portrait of both anti-Semite and Jew, written by a non-Jew and from a non-Jewish point of view. Nothing of the anti-Semite either in his subtle form as a snob, or in his crude form as a gangster, escapes Sartre's sharp eye, and the whole problem of the Jew's relationship to the Gentile is examined in a concrete and living way, rather than in terms of sociological abstractions.
Sartre's controversial analysis of the idea of the Jew in the mind of the anti-Semite remains an enduring contribution to the discussion of Jewish-Gentile relationships and a paradigm for the analysis of majority-minority relations.
Genre: Social Science
Subgenre: Sociology / General, Discrimination + Race Relations