Comic & Tragic Revelations in Howard Jacobson's The Finkler Question

Ashok Saini
unpublished
This research paper attempts to delineate and outline the comic & tragic revelations in Howard Jacobson's The Finkler Question. He is best known for writing comic novels that often revolve around the dilemmas of British Jewish characters. He has published his opening novel about 28 years ago and has written a total number of 15 books. He, furthermore, has weekly discourses in the British newspaper The Independent. Conceivably, for the reason that funniness is seldom coupled with the very
more » ... ith the very literary Booker prize, Jacobson's accomplishment has flabbergasted to several. Jacobson's The Finkler Question is the first comic novel in the forty years history of the Booker prize, and Sir Andrew suggested that Jacobson had been overlooked in the past due to his wryly humorous take on the world. "Perhaps being entertaining disqualified him from being taken seriously in some people's eyes" (TheTelegraph). The Finkler Question-Jacobson's eleventh novel-was published in the United States as a paperback original by Bloomsbury on the same day that the prize was announced. It is considered as an extraordinary Booker selection, in cooperation for the reason that it explore into the heart of the British Jewish episodes, to some extent that hardly any contemporary British novels endeavor to do, and for the reason that it is, on its veneer at least, consequently ebulliently very funny.
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