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Blood relations : Christian and Jew in the Merchant of Venice

Author: Janet Adelman
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Blood Relations, Janet Adelman confronts her resistance to The Merchant of Venice as both a critic and a Jew. She argues that Shakespeare's play frames the uneasy relationship between Christian and Jew specifically in familial terms in order to recapitulate the vexed familial relationship between Christianity and Judaism."--Jacket.
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Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Shylock, (Fictitious character); William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Adelman
ISBN: 9780226006819 0226006816
OCLC Number: 141188064
Description: xi, 226 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : strangers within Christianity --
Leaving the Jew's house : father, son, and elder brother --
Her father's blood : conversion, race, and nation --
Incising Antonio : the Jew within.
Responsibility: Janet Adelman.
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Drawing on a variety of cultural materials, this title demonstrates that, despite the triumph of its Christians, "The Merchant of Venice" reflects Christian anxiety and guilt about its simultaneous  Read more...

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"This book is well-positioned to be the most important book-length study of The Merchant of Venice in all of the available scholarship. No one today is writing more trenchant criticism than Adelman. Read more...

 
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