literature

Examining Agatha Christie

I was listening to a And Then There Were None audiobook by Agatha Christie when I was struck by the use of a denigrating Jewish stereotype in the first chapter. I did a bit of investigating and found that the book, as originally published, was explicitly racist. Most American publications of the story have been sanitized somewhat, although I was still able to perceive a chauvinist infection.

Here is just one article I found by Earl Ofari Hutchinson @ Huffington Post.