Kammer 3

SHYLOCK IS MY NAME

READING AND DISCUSSION FEAT. HOWARD JACOBSON / IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN

Lecture

A pound of human flesh as a credit guarantee: in Shakespeare’s venture capital comedy “The Merchant of Venice”, the debtor vouches for his debt with his own body. And ultimately, Jew Shylock is crucified. Is it possible to tell a story like this in modern times? The Jewish British author takes a stance in his latest novel.