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Jacobson, Howard

Overview
Works: 51 works in 489 publications in 16 languages and 14,897 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  Dystopias  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Biographical fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Erotic fiction  Religious fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6060.A32, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Howard Jacobson
 
Most widely held works by Howard Jacobson
The Finkler question by Howard Jacobson( Book )

81 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 17 languages and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular and disappointed BBC worker, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevcik, a Czechoslovakian always more concerned with the wider world than with exam results. Now, both Libor and Finkler are recently widowed, and with Treslove, his chequered and unsuccessful record with women rendering him an honorary third widower, they dine at Libor's grand, central London apartment. It's a sweetly painful evening of reminiscence in which all three remove themselves to a time before they had loved and lost; a time before they had fathered children, before the devastation of separations, before they had prized anything greatly enough to fear the loss of it. Better, perhaps, to go through life without knowing happiness at all because that way you had less to mourn? Treslove finds he has tears enough for the unbearable sadness of both his friends' losses. And it's that very evening, at exactly 11:30pm, as Treslove hesitates a moment outside the window of the oldest violin dealer in the country as he walks home, that he is attacked. After this, his whole sense of who and what he is will slowly and ineluctably change. The Finkler Question is a scorching story of exclusion and belonging, justice and love, aging, wisdom and humanity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best"--Publisher description
Zoo time : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In awe of his strikingly beautiful, highly strung wife and her equally volatile mother, novelist Guy Ableman finds his work persistently interrupted by their drama and dreams of squeezing out one more great book in spite of growing fears that reading is a cultural activity of the past
Kalooki nights by Howard Jacobson( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having grown up in the 1950s wake of the Holocaust, Jewish cartoonist Max Glickman recalls a shocking crime committed against his family and faith by a neighbor, an act involving a long-hidden motive that reveals startling truths about twenty-first-century religion
The act of love by Howard Jacobson( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felix Quinn calls himself a happy man. He runs one of the oldest antiquarian bookshops in London and his wife, Marisa, is unfaithful to him. All husbands, Felix maintains, secretly want their wives to be unfaithful to them. Felix hasn't always thought this way. From the moment of his first boyhood rejection, surviving the shattering effects of love and jealousy had been the study of his life. But an event occurs while he is honeymooning with Marisa in Florida that changes all that. At a stroke he goes from dreading the thought of someone else's hands on the woman he loves to thinking about nothing else. From now on he is jealousy's slave and will know no peace until his wife betrays him, and then betrays him again. But how can it be called betrayal if it is what he wants? ... This is a story about agony-addiction; but it is also about the nature of desire itself, the exquisiteness of loss, and the universality of the impulse - whether a jealous husband's or an avid reader's - to play the voyeur, to probe and question, to want to know, day after day, page after page, who is doing what to whom and what will happen next
The Finkler question by Howard Jacobson( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old school friends who, despite a prickly relationship, have never lost touch with each other, or with their former teacher, Libor Sevick. Now all three men, each recently widowed in his own way, spend sweetly painful evenings together reminiscing, until a violent attack brings everything they thought they knew into question
Shylock is my name : The merchant of Venice retold by Howard Jacobson( Book )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a modern re-imagining of Shakespeare's Shylock--Simon Strulovitch, riddled with grief after the death of his wife, struggles with his daughter Beatrice's betrayal of family and his daughter Jessica's rejection of her Jewish roots
Shakespeare's magnanimity : four tragic heroes, their friends, and families by Wilbur Sanders( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mighty Walzer : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s Manchester, England, Oliver Walzer, a shy Jewish boy, comes of age in a household dominated by women. He finds that he has a natural talent for ping-pong, but things do not go as smoothly for him when it comes to women and sex
J : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two people fall in love in a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited. As they discover where they came from and where they are going, a bigger, more shattering truth is revealed to them. Kevern doesn't know why his father made him put two fingers across his lips whenever he began a word with a J. It wasn't then, and isn't now, the time or place for asking questions. Ailinn, too, has grown up in the dark about who she was and where she came from. On their first date Kevern kisses the bruises under her eyes. He doesn't ask who hurt her. Brutality has grown commonplace. They aren't sure whether they have fallen in love of their own accord or whether they've been pushed into each other's arms. But who would have pushed them, and why?
The making of Henry by Howard Jacobson( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Hebrew and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not that the ghosts of Henry's past are prepared to disappear without a struggle - his old school-friend and rival Osmond 'Hovis' Belkin, currently enjoying a spectacularly successful career in Hollywood, his tragic great-aunt Marghanita for whom Henry once entertained a dangerous passion, and his father Izzi Nagel, upholsterer turned illusionist, fire-eater and origamist, whose shade Henry interrogates relentlessly. But the present clamours as loudly as the past. His dyspeptic neighbour Lachlan wants his sympathy, Lachlan's sloppy red setter, Angus, wants a walk, and Moira, the waitress with the crooked smile and custard hair who serves him cake and cappuccino, seems to want him. Kicking and screaming every inch of the way, Henry realises he might finally be falling in love."--Jacket
Who's sorry now? : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing a long-time best friendship with a married sex addict, Charlie, a mild-mannered children's book author and faithful husband, tentatively asks his friend to introduce him to a more exciting life and triggers a profound sequence of events
Coming from behind by Howard Jacobson( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een door zijn joodse afkomst gefrustreerde leraar Engels zet zich uit jaloezie af tegen collega's en vrienden die het verder hebben gebracht dan hij
Peeping Tom by Howard Jacobson( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De overtuiging dat hij de reïncarnatie is van de 19e eeuwse auteur Thomas Hardy wordt voor een jonge man tot een obsessie die zijn leven gaat beheersen
Redback by Howard Jacobson( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Leon Forelock is a product of the northern English town of Partington (the wettest spot in Europe) and a graduate with a double starred first in the Moral Decencies from Malapert College, Cambridge. Sent to Sydney on a CIA bursary on a mission to teach the Australians how to live, Leon quickly discovers that there are some natives who believe that they have an education to pass on in return. But it is at the hands of the women in Australia that Leon receives his most painful, and on occasions his most pleasurable, lessons. Meanwhile, in a foul, dilapidated bush privy, way up in the Bogong high plains, the Redback sucks her teeth and waits her turn
No more Mr. Nice Guy : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Ritz is a television critic. His partner, Melissa Paul, is the author of pornographic novels for liberated women. He watches crap all day; she writes crap all day. It's a life. Or it was a life. Now they're fighting, locked in oral combat. He won't shut up, and she's putting her finger down her throat again. So there's only one thing to do: Frank has to go. But go where? And do what? What happens when sex is all you know and yet no longer what you want?
The very model of a man by Howard Jacobson( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of man from Cain's point of view. He calls God a spiteful tyrant and has nasty things to say about such biblical personages as Abel, Adam and Eve, and his girlfriend, Zilpah. By the author of Coming from Behind
Whatever it is, I don't like it : the best of Howard Jacobson by Howard Jacobson( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays by award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson. These essays are from his most acclaimed columns from the Independent--Cover p. [4]
No more mister nice guy by Howard Jacobson( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Ritz is a television critic. His partner, Melissa Paul, is the author of pornographic novels for liberated women. He watches crap all day; she writes crap all day. It's a life. Or it was a life. But now they're fighting, locked in oral combat. He won't shut up and she is putting her finger down her throat again. So there's only one thing for it - Frank has to go. But go where? And do what? Frank Ritz has been on heat more or less continuously since he could speak his own name. Let him out of the house and his first instinct is to go looking for sex. Deviant sex, treacherous sex, even straight sex, so long as it's immoderate - he's never been choosy. But what happens when sex is all you know but no longer what you want?
In the land of Oz by Howard Jacobson( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On what he calls "the adventure of his life," Howard Jacobson travels around Australia, never entirely sure where he is heading next or whether he has the courage to tackle the wild life of the bush, the wild men of the outback, or the even wilder women of the seaboard cities. In pursuit of the best of Australian good times, he joins revelers at Uluru, argues with racists in the Kimberleys, parties with winegrowers in the Barossa, and falls for ballet dancers in Perth. And even as vexed questions of national identity and Aboriginal land rights present themselves, his love for Australia and Australians never falters
Whatever it is, I don't like it by Howard Jacobson( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a selection of the columns that the author has been writing for the Independent since 1998. It takes a particular kind of man to want an embroidered polo player astride his left nipple
 
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Alternative Names
Howard Jacobson britischer Schriftsteller

Howard Jacobson Brits televisiepresentator

Howard Jacobson écrivain britannique

Howard Jacobson scrittore, romanziere e umorista britannico

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Jacobson, Howard Eric 1942-

Говард Джейкобсон

Говард Джэйкабсан

Джейкобсон, Говард

ג׳ייקובסון, הווארד

ג׳ייקובסון, הווארד סופר בריטי

ג'ייקובסון, הווארד 1942-

ג'קובסון, הוורד

יאקאבזאן, הוורד

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יעקבזון, הוורד

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Kalooki nightsThe act of loveThe Finkler questionThe mighty Walzer : a novelThe making of HenryWho's sorry now? : a novelComing from behindPeeping Tom