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Ulminating in a shocking twist on Shylock’s demand for the infamous pound of flesh Jacobson’s insightful retelling examines contemporary acutely relevant uestions of Jewish identity while maintaining a poignant sympathy for its characters and a genuine spiritual kinship with its antecedent a drama which Jacobson himself considers to be “the most troubling of Shakespeare’s plays for anyone but for an English novelist who happens to be Jewish also the most challenging?. This book really made me laugh I don t often laugh out loud at books especially not on a plane surrounded by strangers Bu Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream pound of flesh Jacobson’s insightful retelling examines contemporary acutely relevant uestions of Jewish identity while maintaining a Trial of a Feminizer poignant sympathy for its characters and a genuine spiritual kinship with its antecedent a drama which Jacobson himself considers to be “the most troubling of Shakespeare’s The Breach of Crowns plays for anyone but for an English novelist who happens to be Jewish also the most challenging?. This book really made me laugh I don t often laugh out loud at books especially not on a Icebergs plane surrounded by strangers Bu

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Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson brings his singular brilliance to this modern re imagining of one of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable characters Shylock Winter a cemetery Shylock In this provocative and profound interpretation of “The Merchant of Venice” Shylock is juxtaposed against his present day counterpart in the character of art dealer and conflicted father Simon Strulovitch With characteristic irony Jacobson presents Shylock as a man of incisive wit and p. Shylock is My Name is a book I have been pining to read since I heard about it And it did live up to my expectations even Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya provocative and Twisted profound interpretation of “The Merchant of Venice” Shylock is juxtaposed against his The Exploration of the Male Anatomy present day counterpart in the character of art dealer and conflicted father Simon Strulovitch With characteristic irony Jacobson All Night Long (Nannies, p. Shylock is My Name is a book I have been

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Assion concerned still with uestions of identity parenthood anti Semitism and revenge While Strulovich struggles to reconcile himself to his daughter Beatrice's “betrayal” of her family and heritage – as she is carried away by the excitement of Manchester high society and into the arms of a footballer notorious for giving a Nazi salute on the field – Shylock alternates grief for his beloved wife with rage against his own daughter's rejection of her Jewish upbringing C. DNF 43% I d read Jacobson s three most recent novels and liked them all well enough He s certainly your go to auth


10 thoughts on “Shylock is my Name

  1. says:

    Dear Woody AllenPlease make this brilliant revision of Merchant of Venice into a film You can play Strulovich but cast Charles Dance as ShylockLove your workLynThis was brilliant The Hogarth Shakespeare series commissioned modern writers with the task of creating a contemporary retelling of some of Shakespeare’s most

  2. says:

    Shylock is My Name is a book I have been pining to read since I heard about it And it did live up to my expectations even though it was absolutely nothing like I was expecting it to be The writing style at the beginning completely threw me It was literature than I had expected even though this is a retelling of Shakespeare I somehow

  3. says:

    Firstly I am VERY glad I listened to Shylock Is My Name on audio The narrator was very English very nicely spoken and gave emphasis to all the right words He helped me stay on track whereas left to myself I probably would

  4. says:

    DNF 43% I’d read Jacobson’s three most recent novels and liked them all well enough He’s certainly your go to author if you want a witty discussion of the modern Jewish “persecution complex” I think the problem with this one was that I wasn’t sure what it wanted to be a contemporary Jewish novel or a Hebrew fable or some mixture thereof Shylock is pretty much dropped in as is from The Merchant of Venice so i

  5. says:

    This is a book I've wanted to read for a long time although I didn't realize it was part of the Hogarth Shakespea

  6. says:

    Great book – eually thought provoking challenging and entertaining It certainly helps if you have at least some familiarity and understanding of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ and I suspect those of us who don’t might be find this book somewhat perplexing to say the least Whilst I am no expert having seen MOV several times certainly helped me to understand and get the most out of this bookWhilst I do agree with some rev

  7. says:

    Edit 28 February – I'm dropping this rating down to one star because I'm still angry at itShylock Is My Name is Howard Jacobson's addition to the Hogarth Shakespeare series and I felt it to be such a let down after reading Jeanette Winterson's The Gap of Time I read Jacobson's J last year and was disappointe

  8. says:

    This is an intelligent informed and brilliantly written engagement with Merchant it approaches the play thematically rather than str

  9. says:

    This book really made me laugh I don't often laugh out loud at books especially not on a plane surrounded by strangers But

  10. says:

    Strulovitch found his guest in the garden when he woke It was still early And Cold He was wearing his overcoat with a black scarf over his shoulders to Strulovitch’s eye not unlike a prayer shawl –and was sitting on his Glyndebourne stool talking to Leah A few remaining droplet of dew seuinned the lawn lighting him up from below like footlightsPart of the Hogarth Shakespeare series I read this re imagining of the Merchant of Venice in

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