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Shylock and the Jewish question

Author: Martin D Yaffe
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1997.
Series: Johns Hopkins Jewish studies.
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"In Shylock and the Jewish Question, Yaffe challenges the widespread assumption that Shakespeare is, in the final analysis, unfriendly to Jews. Emphasizing that The Merchant of Venice is a work of political philosophy as well as literature, Yaffe raises the intriguing possibility that Shakespeare presents Shylock not as a typical Jew, but as a bad one. He finds that Shakespeare's consideration of Judaism in The  Read more...
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Yaffe, Martin D.
Shylock and the Jewish question.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1997
(OCoLC)605295623
Online version:
Yaffe, Martin D.
Shylock and the Jewish question.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1997
(OCoLC)606517454
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William 1564-1616 Shakespeare; William (1564-1616) Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; Shylock, (personnage fictif).; Shylock.; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin D Yaffe
ISBN: 0801856485 9780801856488
OCLC Number: 36458016
Description: 210 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The Mistreatment of Shakespeare's Shylock --
2. Shylock and Marlowe's Barabas --
3. Shylock and Shakespeare's Antonio --
4. Shylock and Bacon's Joabin --
5. Shylock and Spinoza's Theologico-Political Treatise.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins Jewish studies.
Responsibility: Martin D. Yaffe.
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"In Shylock and the Jewish Question, Yaffe challenges the widespread assumption that Shakespeare is, in the final analysis, unfriendly to Jews. Emphasizing that The Merchant of Venice is a work of political philosophy as well as literature, Yaffe raises the intriguing possibility that Shakespeare presents Shylock not as a typical Jew, but as a bad one. He finds that Shakespeare's consideration of Judaism in The Merchant of Venice provides an important contrast to Marlowe's virulent The Jew of Malta."--BOOK JACKET.

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