Laurence Sterne was an 18th century Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. Sterne’s most popular works are The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. This edition of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman includes a table of contents.
Author: Laurence Sterne
Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne is one of the best world humoristic books, the classics in its genre and the brightest example of so called “English humour”. It is difficult and ungrateful to retell the plot of this wonderful book. Just because the main hero is only born in the middle of the novel and in the end he turns five. The narration mainly consists of thoughts of the child’s father, stories of the guests that gathered in his house to greet the upcoming event, stories of the people the guests know that experienced the same situations and etc.… It’s accompanied with excellent humour that is unnoticed at first.
Thomas Keymer's introduction to this casebook examines the historical context and controversial reception of Tristram Shandy, and connects the essays selected for inclusion to the diverse traditions of Sterne Criticism.
Introduction and Notes by Robert Folkenflik Rich in playful double entendres, digressions, formal oddities, and typographical experiments, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman provoked a literary sensation when it first appeared in England in a series of volumes from 1759 to 1767. An ingeniously structured novel (about writing a novel) that fascinates like a verbal game of chess, "Tristram Shandy is the most protean and playful English novel of the eighteenth century and a celebration of the art of fiction; its inventiveness anticipates the work of Joyce, Rushdie, and Fuentes in our own century. This Modern Library Paperback is set from the nine-volume first edition from 1759.
Describes the historical background of Sterne's novel, discusses its themes, and considers its philosophical aspects
Tristram Shandy provoked a literary sensation when it first appeared in a series of installments between 1759 and 1767. The ribald, high-spirited book prompted Diderot to hail Sterne as 'the English Rabelais.' An ingeniously structured novel (about writing a novel) that fascinates like a verbal game of chess, Tristram Shandy is both a joyful celebration of the infinite possibilities of the art of fiction and a wry demonstration of its limitations. Many view this picaresque masterpiece as the precursor of the modern novel. A Sentimental Journey, which came out in 1768, begins as a travelogue. Yet it ends as a treasury of portraits, sketches, and philosophical musings, for as Virginia Woolf observed: 'A Sentimental Journey, for all its levity and wit, is based upon something fundamentally philosophic--the philosophy of pleasure.'
A collection of seven critical essays on Sterne's novel "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent." arranged in chronological order of publication.
Author: Ruth Whittaker
Publisher: Open University
If you have ever wanted to find out more about the nature of Judaism, or explain it to a friend. If you have ever wondered how Jews feel about their Jewishness, this is the book for you. It is stimulating and thought provoking with challenging ideas permeating its pages.