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Laurence Sterne : Tristram Shandy

Author: Wolfgang Iser
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Series: Landmarks of world literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Without a beginning and without an end, Tristram Shandy moves in many different directions, defying the conventional expectations of its readers.

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Named Person: Laurence Sterne
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Iser
ISBN: 0521328071 9780521328074 0521312639 9780521312639
OCLC Number: 16982947
Notes: Includes chronology of Sterne's life and works, and further history of Tristram Shandy.
Description: vii, 135 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part I: Subjectivity revealed through textual fields of reference --
Does Tristram Shandy have a beginning? --
Subjectivity discovered through Locke's philosophy --
Locke's philosophy as a pattern of communication --
Manic subjectivity --
Melancholic subjectivity --
Decentred subjectivity --
Wit and judgement --
The discovery of communication by verbalising subjectivity --
The body semiotics of subjectivity as discovery of man's natural morality --
Eighteenth-century anthropology --
Part II: Writing strategies --
The first-person narrator --
Interruption --
Digression --
Equivocation --
Part III: The play of the text --
The imaginary scene --
The games played --
The humor --
Part IV: Epilogue.
Series Title: Landmarks of world literature.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Iser ; translated by David Henry Wilson.
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