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Shylock and the Jewish question

Martin D. Yaffe

Shylock and the Jewish question

by Martin D. Yaffe

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.,
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Political and social views.,
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Shylock.,
    • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Jews.,
    • Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.,
    • Antisemitism -- Great Britain -- History.,
    • Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.,
    • Shylock (Fictitious character),
    • Jews -- Great Britain -- History.,
    • Religion in literature.,
    • Jews in literature.,
    • Comedy.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-201) and index.

      StatementMartin D. Yaffe.
      SeriesJohns Hopkins Jewish studies
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR2825 .Y34 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination210 p. ;
      Number of Pages210
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL657840M
      ISBN 100801856485
      LC Control Number97003012

        SHOFAR Fa Vol. 19, No.1 Shylock and the Jewish Question, by Martin D. Yaffe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. $ This curious book seems to have been written in a mood of exasperation with modem secular societies founded on enlightenment principles. Even when they ostensibly retain a state religion, such societies relegate religion to the private sphere Author: Shapiro, Michael. Martin D. Yaffe Shylock and the Jewish question. This book provides sufficient support for the symphathetic reading. See the review of the book in "Modern Judaism".Wolf , 10 April (UTC) No it doesn't.

      “Invested with Shakespearean power and, in time, with Shakespearean prestige,” John Gross once wrote, “Shylock the Jewish villain became part of world mythology. He may not have added anything to existing stereotypes, but as the most famous Jewish character in literature he helped to spread them and to keep them vigorously alive. “Shylock Is Shakespeare is a book whose risk-taking, even obsessive plunge into the living character of Shylock has succeeded in reinventing a mode of criticism long thought derelict and abandoned. Shakespeare’s power as a magician—a conjurer able to call forth and release spirits into the world—has rarely seemed as palpable or.

        With regard to the Jewish question, Jacobson gives himself considerable license in this novel to declaim against present-day British anti-Semitism, genteel and otherwise, anti-Zionism, boycotts. Sure he did. Except most (all?) of his stories are not exactly original; the plots are taken from elsewhere. And what about the transcendent characters, you say? Hamlet and Lear, Othello and Shylock! Don't get us started about Shylock. OK, you got us started about Shylock. Shylock! Shylock is terrible. He is antisemitic stereotyping at its worst.


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In Shylock and the Jewish Question, Yaffe challenges the widespread assumption that Shakespeare is, in the final analysis, unfriendly to Jews. He finds that Shakespeare's consideration of Judaism in The Merchant of Venice provides an important contrast to Marlowe's virulent The Jew of Malta.

In many ways, he argues, Shakespeare's play is even Cited by: In Shylock and the Jewish Question, Yaffe challenges the widespread assumption that Shakespeare is, in the final analysis, unfriendly to Jews.

He finds that Shakespeare's consideration of Judaism in The Merchant of Venice provides an important contrast to Marlowe's virulent The Jew of Malta. In many ways, he argues, Shakespeare's play is even 2/5(2).

Shylock and the Jewish Question book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Yaffe provides a wide-ranging and probing reflection on t /5. The lucid and provocative argument of Shylock and the Jewish Question presents what may still be a version of the play that Shakespeare "merely suggested." A rabbi in Venice, Leone Modena (), evidently was the author of Kol Sakhal (The Voice of a Fool) which has been a controversial book since the beginning of modern Jewish historiography.

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Eustis emphasized Shylock’s status as the quintessential outsider; when he demands his pound of flesh, he brings the whole system of Venetian law. Martin D. Yaffe’s Shylock and the Jewish Question is sure to be a controversial book. Although it challenges most conventional readings of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, this is not another work which castigates Shakespeare for his anti-Jewish from it.

Yaffe contends that Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice is in fact attempting to educate his public about the virtues Author: Kenneth Hart Green. Shylock and the Jewish Question, by Martin D. Yaffe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. $ This curious book seems to have been written in a mood of exasperation with modern secular societies founded on enlightenment principles.

Full Description: "Book presents a Marxist view of Jewish history, antisemitism, the position of Jews in the Soviet Union and Zionism. Reading Anti-Semitism and the Jewish Question can create great peace and inner peace.

Reading spiritual texts can lower blood pressure and create a great sense of calm, but this shows that reading books with this genre helps people suffering from certain mood. Name. Shylock is not a Jewish name. However, some scholars believe it probably derives from the biblical name Shalah, which is שלח (Shelach) in is the grandson of Shem and the father of Eber, biblical progenitor of Hebrew peoples.

All the names of Jewish characters in the play derive from minor figures listed in genealogies in the Book of Genesis. Buy Shylock and the Jewish Question (Johns Hopkins Jewish Studies) New edition by Yaffe, Professor Martin D.

(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Author: Professor Martin D. Yaffe. "In Shylock and the Jewish Question, Yaffe challenges the widespread assumption that Shakespeare is, in the final analysis, unfriendly to Jews.

Emphasizing that The Merchant of Venice is a work of political philosophy as well as literature, Yaffe raises the intriguing possibility that Shakespeare presents Shylock not as a typical Jew, but as a. Shylock and the Jewish Question by Martin D.

Yaffe,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(6). Among Strulovitch’s fitful enthusiasms is the question of what it means to be a Jew – the Finkler question, essentially – and Shylock, who has had plenty of time to reflect on the matter.

My friend, Professor Martin Yaffe, wrote a book in the 90s entitled Shakespeare and the Jewish Question which did justice to Shylock as a proto-modern Jew struggling for dignity and explained how Shakespeare parodied the antisemitic semitic cliches of Marlow.

But reading these 2. The Jewish character, Shylock, is presented as a user, materialistic, revengeful, bloody, cruel, miserly, and tragic character in The Me rchant of Venice. Apart from the introd uction an d.

Shylock is my name does a good job of taking the plot of merchant of Venice and bringing it to a modern day setting. I found it an interesting read, witnessing Shylock and Strulovitch's grief and how they try to deal with their wild This is the second book from the Hogarth Shakespeare project I've read, this one is based on The Merchant of Venice/5().

Many of those are articles about The Merchant of Venice and Philip Roth’s book Operation Shylock — but The question of whether Shakespeare and that Shylock is. Anthony Julius’s fiercely relevant book on British anti-Semitism is particularly strong on Shylock, Fagin and the whole cavalcade of Jew-hatred in English literature.

In Shylock and the Jewish Question, Yaffe challenges the widespread assumption that Shakespeare is, in the final analysis, unfriendly to Jews.

He finds that Shakespeare's consideration of Judaism in The Merchant of Venice provides an important contrast to Marlowe's virulent The Jew of Malta.The question that prompts this book – Is Shylock Jewish?

– asserts that Jewishness represents a vital and sufficient category of inquiry into Shakespeare’s ‘Jewish play’. In prototypically Jewish form, the book answers that question with another question: What does it mean to be Jewish?The memorable Jews of English literature discussed in this volume - Fagin, Riah, Melmotte, and even Daniel Deronda and Leopold Bloom — are in some way either elaborations of Shylock or responses to him.

Shylock is the formidable measure of them all. What Shylock means thus becomes crucial to all English writing that deals with the Jewish.