Posted by Adam Quinan on July 08, 2017 at 03:27:53 user Adam.
In Reply to: Beckfoot Plumbing posted by john nichols on July 08, 2017 at 02:31:28:
Buchan was a slightly older generation from Ransome, he also wrote about more cosmopolitan surroundings (Fosse manor excluded) as such he reflected the casual racism and anti-Semitism of discourse in his time. How much was personal (he was an avid Zionist for example) and how much putting attitudes on his characters which he did not wholly espouse is hard to say.
After all Ransome does use the n-word in a casual conversation without it obviously being a slur, and his description of some of the Chinese in Missee Lee strikes me as being a bit patronising at the very least and possibly racist if you want to go that far.
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