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Tristram Shandy"s world Sterne"s philosophical rhetoric. by John Traugott

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Published by Russell & Russell in New York .
Written in English


  • Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768,
  • Philosophy in literature,
  • Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- 18th century

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

LC ClassificationsPR3714.T73 T7 1970
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 166 p.
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4911800M
LC Control Number76102551

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne, The Electronic Classics Series, Jim Manis, Editor, PSU-Hazleton, Hazleton, PA is a Portable Document File produced as part of an ongoing publication project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. It’s the rare literary work that seems capable of presatirizing the scholarship that will be written about it years in the future, but if any book can do this, it’s Tristram Shandy. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Introduction. Tristram Shandy is a soap opera about penises—big penises, small penises, working penises, broken penises, wounded penises, real penises, symbolic penises, and you get the point.. Where does the soap opera come in, you might ask? Tristram Shandy's got all the drama of Days of Our Lives —think . Tristram Shandy suggests that people need a combination of book-learning and life experience to make their way through the world successfully. Foolishness In Tristram Shandy, everyone—including Tristram—is one step away from joining the Mad Hatter's tea party.

  The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentlemen is more than just a novel, so much so that classifying it as a novel seems dubious, considering the reasons behind why it was written the way it was first glance, it seems strange and jagged, but venturing further into the book reveals it to be unreadable at best.   Tristram Shandy and its author, Laurence Sterne, are so intensely modern in mood and attitude, so profanely alert to the nuances of the human comedy, and so engaged with the narrative potentiality. The book offered only “the dregs of nonsense” and Walpole was pleased to see that fellow naysayers had given it “the contempt [it] deserved.” Walpole was far from alone in disliking Tristram Shandy. Both bawdy and baffling, this controversial novel excited and appalled readers in equal measure. A summary of Volume 7 in Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Tristram Shandy and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.