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Shylock is My Name

The Merchant of Venice Retold



Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Shylock is My Name"

'Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?' With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship. Elsewhere in the Golden Triangle, the rich, manipulative Plurabelle (aka Anna Livia Plurabelle Cleopatra A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever Christine) is the face of her own TV series, existing in a bubble of plastic surgery and lavish parties. She shares prejudices and a barbed sense of humour with her loyal friend D'Anton, whose attempts to play Cupid involve Strulovitch's daughter - and put a pound of flesh on the line. Howard Jacobson's version of The Merchant of Venice bends time to its own advantage as it asks what it means to be a father, a Jew and a merciful human being in the modern world.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Jacobson Howard
Σειρά βιβλίου: Hogarth Shakespeare 2
ISBN: 9780701188993
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 04/02/2016
Εκδότης: Vintage Publishing
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 288
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 309 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x2x14 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2016