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Jacobson, Howard

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Works: 62 works in 428 publications in 10 languages and 14,638 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  Dystopias  Religious fiction  Anecdotes  Tennis stories  Humorous stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6060.A32, 823.914
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The Finkler question by Howard Jacobson( Book )
51 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,208 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 )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,430 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 )
39 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,141 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 )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 953 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( file )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 868 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. The three men spent a sweetly painful evening together reminiscing, until an unexpected violent attack brings everything they thought they knew into question
J : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
"In a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited, J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. After the devastation of WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED, all that should remain is peace and prosperity. Everyone knows his or her place; all actions are out in the open. But Esme Nussbaum has seen the distorted realities, the fissures that have only widened in the twenty-plus years since she was forced to resign from her position at the monitor of the Public Mood. Now, Esme finds something strange and special developing in a romance between Ailinn Solomons and Kevern Cohen. As this unusual pair's actions draw them into ever-increasing danger, Esme realizes she must do everything in her power to keep them together--whatever the cost."--
The mighty Walzer : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 736 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( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 639 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 )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 562 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 )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
No more Mr. Nice Guy : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 496 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?
Peeping Tom by Howard Jacobson( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 libraries worldwide
In the land of Oz by Howard Jacobson( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and German and held by 390 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 : the best of Howard Jacobson by Howard Jacobson( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 386 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
Redback by Howard Jacobson( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 libraries worldwide
The very model of a man by Howard Jacobson( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 224 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 182 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
Zoo time by Howard Jacobson( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 155 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 making of Henry by Howard Jacobson( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 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( file )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 101 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
 
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Alternative Names
Jacobson, Howard
Jacobson, Howard 1942-
Jacobson, Howard Eric 1942-
ג׳ייקובסון, הווארד
ג'ייקובסון, הווארד 1942-
Languages
English (338)
Italian (6)
Spanish (6)
Polish (4)
German (3)
French (2)
Dutch (2)
Slovenian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Czech (1)
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