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Shylock Is My Name

(2016)
The Merchant of Venice Retold
(The second book in the Hogarth Shakespeare series)
A novel by

 
 
Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson brings his singular brilliance to this modern reimagining 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 passion, concerned still with questions 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.

Culminating in a shocking twist on Shylock's demand for the infamous pound of flesh, Jacobson's insightful retelling examines contemporary, acutely relevant questions of Jewish identity while maintaining a poignant sympathy for its characters and a genuine spiritual kinship with its antecedent - a drama that 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".

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: Shylock Is My Name
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-4448-2962-9 / 978-1-4448-2962-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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February 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-78109-028-9 / 978-1-78109-028-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shylock Is My Name (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-8041-4132-0 / 978-0-8041-4132-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-345-80923-8 / 978-0-345-80923-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-345-80924-6 / 978-0-345-80924-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shylock Is My Name: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-8041-4134-7 / 978-0-8041-4134-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-09-959328-9 / 978-0-09-959328-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-7011-8899-5 / 978-0-7011-8899-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Shylock Is My Name: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Retold: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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February 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Shylock Is My Name: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Hogarth
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February 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shylock is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU