|Cena: 81.00 zł|
Dział: Beletrystyka i pozycje pokrewne » Beletrystyka nowoczesna i współczesna (po 1945 r.)
Shylock is My NameAutor: Jacobson Howard
Wydawca: Hogarth Press
Wydanie 1, 2016
Na stanie: 1 egz.
`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. "For him to write about and inside of The Merchant of Venice seems to me a marriage made in heaven" -- Stephen Greenblatt "Inspired...It does what any good literary subversion should do: deepens and enhances one's appreciation of the original." -- James Lasdun * Guardian * "Jacobson's writing is virtuoso. He is the master of shifting tones, from the satirical to the serious. His prose has the sort of elastic precision you only get from a writer who is truly in command ... There's also deep and sincere soul-searching going on here" -- Lucasta Miller * Independent * "A brilliant conceit... A powerful reimagining and reinvention of Shakespeare's character." -- Adam Lively * The Sunday Times * "Howard Jacobson's reworking of The Merchant of Venice is a sly success... Irascible, eloquent Shylock is a man transplanted from the play to today." -- Tim Martin * Daily Telegraph *