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Jacobson, Howard

Overview
Works: 48 works in 440 publications in 15 languages and 14,364 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Dystopias  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Fictional autobiographies  Erotic fiction  Religious fiction  Anecdotes  Tennis stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6060.A32, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Howard Jacobson
The Finkler question by Howard Jacobson( Book )
75 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 2,988 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
Kalooki nights by Howard Jacobson( Book )
39 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,073 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
Zoo time : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 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
The act of love by Howard Jacobson( Book )
27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 920 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 )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 850 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 )
10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 724 libraries worldwide
The mighty Walzer : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 659 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
J : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
19 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 614 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"
The making of Henry by Howard Jacobson( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Hebrew and held by 522 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 )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 520 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 )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 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
Shylock is my name : The merchant of Venice retold by Howard Jacobson( Book )
9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 489 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
No more Mr. Nice Guy : a novel by Howard Jacobson( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 455 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 )
24 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 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
Whatever it is, I don't like it by Howard Jacobson( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 376 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]
Redback by Howard Jacobson( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 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
The very model of a man by Howard Jacobson( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 212 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 168 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
In the land of Oz by Howard Jacobson( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and German and held by 165 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
Seriously funny : from the ridiculous to the sublime by Howard Jacobson( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
 
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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 1942-
هاوارد جاکوبسن مجری تلویزیونی و نویسنده بریتانیایی
हॉवर्ड जैकबसन
হাওয়ার্ড জ্যাকবসন
ഹോവാഡ് ജേകബ്സൺ
제이콥슨, 하워드 1942-
하워드 제이컵슨
霍華德·雅各布森
Languages
English (303)
German (12)
French (9)
Italian (8)
Spanish (6)
Russian (6)
Dutch (5)
Polish (4)
Chinese (2)
Hebrew (2)
Korean (2)
Slovenian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Danish (1)
Czech (1)
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