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Howard Jacobson’s Christmas

last sunday morning (20th december), 8.48-8.58am, on bbc radio 4
christmas, by howard jacobson (in the a point of view series)

Howard Jacobson recalls the healthy mongrel mix of traditions in his Jewish family’s festivities at Christmas.
‘Let’s rejoice in the eclecticism, I say, and find in the varieties of ways people choose to mark or miss the point of Christmas the universal love that is its message’.”

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Shylock’s Ghost

tomorrow evening (tuesday 27th), 10.35-11.45pm, on bbc 1
shylock’s ghost (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine … series)

Alan Yentob travels to the ghetto in Venice with award-winning novelist Howard Jacobson as he embarks on a retelling of Shakespeare’s most performed play, The Merchant of Venice. Through a series of lively – often fiery – interviews, they examine the charge of anti-Semitism against Shakespeare, whose character Shylock remains one of the most odious and divisive fictional Jews in history.
How did the moneylender from Venice become such a useful propaganda tool in Nazi Germany? And how much of a liberty will Jacobson be taking when he uproots the action to modern-day Alderley Edge, and audaciously reinterprets the infamous ‘pound of flesh’?
Interviewees include • Antony SherAnthony Julius and • Stephen Greenblatt.”

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Howard Jacobson: J

last wednesday evening (24thseptember), 10.00-10.26pm,on bbc radio 3
howard jacobson’ s latest novel: J (in the free thinking series)

“Philip Dodd talks to Howard Jacobson about his dystopian new novel J which has been shortlisted for the Man Booker.”

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Free thinking: Howard Jacobson

tomorrow evening (wednesday 24th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
howard jacobson, francis fukuyama (in the free thinking series) (more…)

Front row: Howard Jacobson

this evening (monday 18th), 7.15-7.45pm, on bbc radio 4
front row

John Wilson talks to Man Booker prize winner Howard Jacobson about his new novel, J, set in a dystopian future where the past is a dangerous country.”

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