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Jacobson, Howard

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Works: 74 works in 325 publications in 2 languages and 11,547 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Religious fiction  Anecdotes  Tennis stories  Humorous stories  Love stories 
Classifications: PR6060.A32, 823.914
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The Finkler question by Howard Jacobson( Book )
35 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,962 libraries worldwide
Julian Treslove, a radio producer, and Samuel Finkler, a Jewish philosopher, have been friends since childhood and, as they enter middle age, they reminisce over their struggles with self-identity, anti-Semitism, women, love, and the past
Zoo time : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,335 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 )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,104 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 Finkler question by Howard Jacobson( file )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 849 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
The making of Henry by Howard Jacobson( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 619 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 )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 532 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
The act of love by Howard Jacobson( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
In a dual tale that contrasts an antique bookstore owner's sexually obsessive marriage with a literary romance found on the shelves of his store, Felix Quinn becomes so enamored of his wife that he allows her to conduct an affair with another man
No more Mr. Nice Guy : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 492 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 act of love by Howard Jacobson( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 362 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
Redback by Howard Jacobson( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 libraries worldwide
Whatever it is, I don't like it : the best of Howard Jacobson by Howard Jacobson( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 223 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]
The very model of a man by Howard Jacobson( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 216 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
Kalooki nights by Howard Jacobson( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
"Life should have been sunny for Max Glickman, growing up in peacetime, with his mother's glamorous card evenings to look forward to, and photographs of his father's favourite boxers on the walls. But other voices whisper to him of Buchenwald, extermination, and the impossibility of forgetting. Fixated on the crimes that have been committed against his people, but unable to live among them, Max moves away, marries out, and draws cartoon histories of Jewish suffering in which no one, least of all the Jews, is much interested. But it's a life. Or it seems a life until Max's childhood friend Manny is released from prison."--Container
Whatever it is, I don't like it by Howard Jacobson( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 144 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
Zoo time by Howard Jacobson( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
When novelist Guy Ableman marries the alluring Vanessa, her equally alluring mother Poppy comes with the package. In a veritable tizzy, Guy considers a bold path--one that might just spark his greatest novel yet
The mighty Walzer : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 125 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
The making of Henry by Howard Jacobson( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
One day, out of the blue, Henry Nagel receives a solicitor's letter telling him he has inherited a sumptuous apartment in St John's Wood. Divine intervention? Or his late father's love-nest? Henry doesn't know, but he's glad to escape the North, where there is nothing and no one to keep him. After nearly sixty years of angry disappointment, Henry's life is about to change. But the ghosts of Henry's past are not prepared to disappear without a struggle
The act of love by Howard Jacobson( Computer File )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Felix Quinn is a happily married man, until his wife has an affair, then an event occurs that changes everything. He goes back and forth about the thought of someone else touching her to thinking about nothing else, knowing no peace until she betrays him many times. And is it called betrayal if this is what he wants
De Finklerkwestie by Howard Jacobson( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Een niet-joodse man doet alle moeite om zich om te scholen tot jood, hetgeen hem erg veel moeite kost ook al wordt hij gesteund door joodse vrienden
Whatever it is, I don't like it by Howard Jacobson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize, Howard Jacobson, brims with life in this collection of his most acclaimed journalism. Topics range from the unusual disposal of his father-in-law's ashes and the cultural wasteland of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the melancholy sensuality of Leonard Cohen and desolation of Wagner's tragedies
 
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Alternative Names
Jacobson, Howard
Jacobson, Howard, 1942-
Jacobson, Howard Eric 1942-
ג׳ייקובסון, הווארד
Languages
English (241)
Dutch (2)
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