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Author Adelman, Janet.

Title Blood relations : Christian and Jew in the Merchant of Venice / Janet Adelman
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 226 pages)
Contents Introduction : strangers within Christianity -- Leaving the Jew's house : father, son, and elder brother -- Her father's blood : conversion, race, and nation -- Incising Antonio : the Jew within
Summary In 'Blood Relations', Janet Adelman confronts her resistance to 'The Merchant of Venice' as both a critic and a Jew. She argues that the play frames the uneasy relationship between Christian and Jew specifically in familial terms in order to recapitulate the vexed relationship between Christianity and Judaism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-212) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Shylock (Fictitious character)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Antonio
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Characters -- Jews.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice.
Antisemitism in literature.
Christians in literature.
Jews in literature.
Religion and literature -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Religion and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Religion in literature.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007023707
ISBN 0226006832 (electronic bk.)
9780226006833 (electronic bk.)