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  • Hardcover
  • 275
  • Shylock is my Name
  • Howard Jacobson
  • English
  • 07 January 2019
  • 9780804141321

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

  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

  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 have read too fast and lost the meaningThe meaning was deep the prose very literary and at times it was very heavy However there were also times that made me smile and there were some very beautiful passages Of

  4. says:

    DNF 43% I’d read Jacobson’s three most recent novels and liked them all well enough He’s certainly your go

  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 Shakespeare project to commission modern novelists to retell ShakespeareHoward Jacobson has plucked forth Shylock breathed new life into him and given him another turn upon the stage including a chance to finish unfinished business in Act Five In this book he appears in chilly England to help and support Simo

  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

  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

  8. says:

    This is an intelligent informed and brilliantly written engagement with Merchant it approaches the play themati

  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 I did while reading thisI have read reviews that complain of Jacobson showing off in this book that seem to think it is just about the author showing how well he thinks he can write and how clever he is I didn't get any

  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 t

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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 is an intelligent informed and brilliantly written engagement with Merchant it approaches the play thematically rather than strictly following the plot line although there s lots of that too and manages to be both inside and outside the play at the same time In a bold move Jacobson has his own modern Jewish protagonist with a troublesome daughter meet Shylock yes that Shylock in a local cemetery where he s speaking to his long dead wife Leah and takes him home The two men bond over what to do with Jewish daughters how to deal with lost wives and discuss what it means to be Jewish in a transhistorical way The other half of the book offers a modern update on the PortiaAntonioBassanio plot and makes lots of lovely knowing gestures the unpleasant edge to all these characters their vapid and sometimes deliberate prejudices the triangular nature of their relationship Jacobson s writing is wonderful sometimes sparkling sometimes diamond hard and vicious What he has done here is to bring the humour back to the story something that has become increasingly difficult in relation to the original play for post Holocaust generations though contemporary Israeli theatre companies have done a fine job with this issue His take is acutely informed by modern scholarship but it s done in a subtle and unobtrusive way I especially liked the moments when Shylock is interrogated about his intentions in the play a nice way of hooking this back to the original while still maintaining a critical distance This is my first Jacobson and I loved loved his affinity with language the way he chooses his lexicon with precision and attention to nuance and the playful texture this gives to the book I found the first half of the story brilliantly engaging and couldn t stop reading it the second half slows down becomes a bit muddled and laboured as it struggles with the pound of flesh the transaction of the rings all the same an excellent response to reception of and re writing of Shakespeare s play to both bring out its modern relevance and to send us back to the original with another perspective

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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. 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 have read too fast and lost the meaningThe meaning was deep the prose very literary and at times it was very heavy However there were also times that made me smile and there were some very beautiful passages Of course no one does it uite like Shakespeare himself and Shylock beginning The uality of mercy is not strained speech was an absolute and unexpected delightI am enjoying this Hogarth Shakespeare series overall but some of the books are entertaining than others This one is undoubtedly very good but enjoyable would not be a word to apply to it It was interesting even fascinating at times and extremely well written but some application was reuired to actually read it Recommended for lovers of Shakespeare especially if you have already read The Merchant of Venice Beyond the Pale 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. 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 have read too fast and lost the meaningThe meaning was deep the prose very literary and at times it was very heavy However there were also times that made me smile and there were some very beautiful passages Of course no one does it The Black Ice Score (Parker, uite like Shakespeare himself and Shylock beginning The The Black Painting uality of mercy is not strained speech was an absolute and Fire and Desire unexpected delightI am enjoying this Hogarth Shakespeare series overall but some of the books are entertaining than others This one is The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox undoubtedly very good but enjoyable would not be a word to apply to it It was interesting even fascinating at times and extremely well written but some application was reuired to actually read it Recommended for lovers of Shakespeare especially if you have already read The Merchant of Venice

review Shylock is my Name

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. 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 reviewers that the Strulovich Shylock passages are stronger than those concerning Plurabell D Anton the difference is however by no means as marked as some reviewers would have it I am a great lover of the plays of Shakespeare watching not reading them and certainly agree with some reviewers that this book enhances broadens and deepens understanding and appreciation of the original play as well as the character and possible motivations of ShylockMy advice is to go and see the play brilliant although troubling and challenging as it may be to a contemporary audience at least once and then read the Jacobson book definitely not the other way round

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