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Labyrinth of digressions : Tristram Shandy as perceived and influenced by Sterne's early imitators

Author: René Bosch; Piet Verhoeff
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007.
Series: Costerus, new ser., v. 172.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With their appearance during the 1760s, the five instalments of Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman caused something like a booksellers' hype. Small publishers and anonymous imitators seized on Sterne's success by bringing out great numbers of spurious new volumes, critical or ironic pamphlets, and works that in style and title express a congeniality with Tristram Shandy . This  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Bosch, René, 1962-
Labyrinth of digressions.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007
(DLC) 2009379940
(OCoLC)180751678
Named Person: Laurence Sterne; Laurence Sterne; Laurence Sterne; Laurence Sterne
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: René Bosch; Piet Verhoeff
ISBN: 9781435612914 1435612914
OCLC Number: 666985170
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (319 pages) : illustrations, fascims.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Labyrinth of Digressions; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; A Note on References; Introduction; PART ONE: POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS; Chapter One: Tristram in Grub Street; Chapter Two: Sterne in Covent-Garden; Chapter Three: Sentiment, or Something Like It; PART TWO: CONTAMINATION; Chapter Four: Impulses; Chapter Five: Nonsense and the Grotesque; PART THREE: SHIFTING THEMES; Chapter Six: Soldiers; Chapter Seven: Women; Chapter Eight: Physicians; Chapter Nine: Philosophers; Epilogue: The Waning of the Satirical Age; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Costerus, new ser., v. 172.
Responsibility: Rene Bosch ; authorized translation by Piet Verhoeff.

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