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Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768
Fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction.;
Stream of consciousness fiction.;
England - Social life and customs - 18th century - Fiction.
- Laurence Sterne's great masterpiece of bawdy humour and rich satire defies any attempt to categorize it. Part novel, part digression, its gloriously disordered narrative interweaves the birth and life of the unfortunate 'hero' Tristram Shandy, the eccentric philosophy of his father Walter, the amours of Uncle Toby, and a host of other characters, including Dr Slop, Corporal Trim and the parson Yorick. Tristram Shandy is both a joyful celebration of the possibilities of fiction, and a wry demonstration of its limitations.
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