Saturday, January 15, 2011

East Flatbush University Press publishes "THE FASHIONISTA MERCHANT OF VENICE" -- with every occurrence of the word "Jew" replaced by "fashionista"

The East Flatbush University Press division of Dumbo Books is proud to announce the book publication of The Fashionista MERCHANT OF VENICE, a new classroom-friendly edition of Shakespeare's classic play with every occurrence of the word "Jew" replaced by the word "fashionista." For example, one revised passage in the play reads:
In the Rialto you have rated me
About my moneys and my usances:
Still have I borne it with a patient shrug,
For sufferance is the badge of all our tribe.
You call me misbeliever, cut-throat dog,
And spit upon my fashionista’s gaberdine,
And all for use of that which is mine own.

Thanks to editor Richard Grayson, a former English teacher at Jess Schwartz Jewish Community High School and Fashion Institute of Technology and an Arts Pants Company manufacturer's rep who is responsible for the popular and innovative HIPSTER HUCKLEBERRY FINN, the story of stylish Shylock is now available in an inoffensive 109-page trade paperback edition, available for $7.99 -- or it can be downloaded for free. With a text made completely kosher for students everywhere, The Fashionista MERCHANT OF VENICE will be embraced by educators with air kisses from Milan to Seventh Avenue!

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