An engraving showing Shylock after he loses his trial. In Jacobson’s novel, his protagonist meets Shylock in a graveyard in England.

Book review: with Shylock Is My Name, Howard Jacobson subverts and deepens our understanding of Shakespeare

At times it verges on propaganda, but the Booker winner’s novel seethes in places with raw feeling, and delivers a final twist that rewards your perseverance

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An engraving showing Shylock after he loses his trial. In Jacobson’s novel, his protagonist meets Shylock in a graveyard in England.
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