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Jacobson, Howard

Overview
Works: 63 works in 667 publications in 13 languages and 17,406 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Black humor  Romance fiction  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction  Novels  Dystopias  Humorous fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PR6060.A32, 823.914
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The Finkler question by Howard Jacobson( Book )
77 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 2,977 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
J : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
44 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,587 libraries worldwide
"A profound, darkly comedic parable set in a future where collective memory has vanished following a historic catastrophe, and one young couple's love affair could have shattering consequences for the human race. 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. With a sense of the dramatic sweep of Michael Ondaatje and the dystopian, literary sensibility of Margaret Atwood, Howard Jacobson's J is an astonishing feat of fiction. In this exquisitely written, beautifully playful and imaginative, and terribly heart-breaking work, Jacobson gathers his prodigious gifts for the crowning achievement of a remarkable career"--
Zoo time : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
35 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,325 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 4 languages and held by 979 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
Shylock is my name : the merchant of Venice retold by Howard Jacobson( Book )
16 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 899 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
The act of love by Howard Jacobson( Book )
33 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 841 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
The Finkler question by Howard Jacobson( file )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 829 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
Shakespeare's magnanimity : four tragic heroes, their friends, and families by Wilbur Sanders( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 libraries worldwide
"The field of Shakespearean studies is cluttered with the fossils of past discussion, and somehow we have to pick our way around them. In the opening scene to this unusual book, these obstructive entities are brought to life and engage in lively argument. Four essays on Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus follow, all of which freshen the air: unfamiliar, unspecialised, free-ranging and openly argumentative, but tied at all points to the original text. Shakespeare wrote out of, and about, a common humanity, and it is with humanity, common and uncommon, that we must read or watch him. This book is accordingly addressed to the academic or the new student."--Publisher description
The mighty Walzer : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 607 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
Coming from behind by Howard Jacobson( Book )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 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
Who's sorry now? : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 478 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
Peeping Tom by Howard Jacobson( Book )
26 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 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
In the land of Oz by Howard Jacobson( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and German and held by 359 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
Shylock is mijn naam by Howard Jacobson( Book )
32 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 328 libraries worldwide
With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails - carried away by the excitement of Manchester high society, and into the arms of a footballer notorious for giving a Nazi salute on the field - wealthy Jewish art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship. Elsewhere in the Golden Triangle, the rich, manipulative Plurabelle is the face of her own TV series, existing in a bubble of plastic surgery and lavish parties. She shares prejudices and a barbed sense of humour with her loyal friend D'Anton, whose attempts to play Cupid involve Strulovitch's daughter - and put a pound of flesh on the line
Redback by Howard Jacobson( Book )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 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 )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 247 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?
Pussy by Howard Jacobson( Book )
14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Pussy is the story of Prince Fracassus, heir presumptive to the Duchy of Origen, famed for its golden-gated skyscrapers and casinos, who passes his boyhood watching reality shows on TV, imagining himself to be the Roman Emperor Nero, and fantasizing about hookers. He is idle, boastful, thin-skinned and egotistic; has no manners, no curiosity, no knowledge, no idea and no words in which to express them. Could he, in that case, be the very leader to make the country great again?
Whatever it is, I don't like it by Howard Jacobson( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 220 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
Whatever it is, I don't like it : the best of Howard Jacobson by Howard Jacobson( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 202 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 dog's last walk by Howard Jacobson( Book )
6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winnng novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivoulous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal. As the much-loved newspaper ceases printing, this second collection of Jacobson's columns offers a selection of the witty and thunderous best..."--Back cover
 
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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
Jacobson, Howard
Jacobson, Howard 1942-
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
יאקובסאן, הוורד
יעקבזון, הוורד
יעקובסון, הוורד
יקבזון, הוורד
יקבסון, הוורד
יקובזון, הוורד
יקובסון, הוורד
هاوارد جاکوبسن مجری تلویزیونی و نویسنده بریتانیایی
हॉवर्ड जैकबसन
হাওয়ার্ড জ্যাকবসন
ഹോവാഡ് ജേകബ്സൺ
제이콥슨, 하워드 1942-
하워드 제이컵슨
ハワード・ヤコブソン
霍華德·雅各布森
Languages
English (387)
German (22)
Italian (16)
French (14)
Dutch (8)
Spanish (7)
Russian (7)
Polish (4)
Chinese (3)
Korean (3)
Portuguese (2)
Hebrew (2)
Czech (2)
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