Heritage. The contribution of Howard Jacobson to the Hogarth Shakespeare Series is a contemporary take on The Merchant of Venice titled, Shylock Is My Name. Filled with wit and humor, Jacobson explores the issue of living as a Jew in the world today. Shylock’s conversations with his dead wife, Leah, are a highpoint in this book. His conversations with art collector Simon Strulovitch are philosophical and interesting.
Rating: Three-star (It’s ok)
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