- File Size: 5106 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: Open Road Media (October 8, 2013)
- Publication Date: October 8, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00F9H59X2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #749,471 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Shylock's Daughter: A Novel of Love in Venice Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Jong followed Isadora Wing through three more novels: How to Save Your Own Life, Parachutes and Kisses, and Any Woman's Blues. In addition to continuing to produce poetry, Jong has written historical fiction, most recently Sappho's Leap, and two memoirs, Fear of Fifty and Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life.
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What I love is the way she included so many important aspects of life and the fanciful way she tied her modern Hollywood struggles to life in the Serenisima, the original name of the book. She shows class structure, then and now, anti-semitism, the church actually killing babies born out of wedlock. She elevates love making and the sexual description of female genetalia to a par with Shakespeare. Her descriptions of the ecstasy she fantasizes between herself and the male lovers is exquisite.
Her inclusion of Shakespeare's sonnets is a bonus.
All in all, it is great education for male and female alike and a fun read.