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  Laurence Sterne: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Laurence Sterne (November 24, 1713 - March 18, 1768) was an English (An Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the Commonwealth countries) novelist (Someone who writes novels) and clergy (Clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)) man.
Sterne’s father’s regiment was disbanded on the day of Sterne’s birth, and within six months the family had returned to Yorkshire (A former large county in northern England; in 1974 it was divided into three smaller counties) in northern England.
Sterne graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Arts (A bachelor's degree in arts and sciences) in January 1737; and returned in the summer of 1740 to be awarded his Master of Arts (A master's degree in arts and sciences) degree.
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 LAURENCE STERNE - LoveToKnow Article on LAURENCE STERNE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sterne is said to have never formally become a member of the circle of gay squires and clerics at Skelton known as the Demoniacks ; but no doubt he shared their festivities.
Sternes clerical character was far from being universally injured by his indecorous freaks as a humorist: Lord Fauconberg presented the author of Tristram Shandy with the perpetual curacy of Coxwold.
Sternes original journal to Mrs Draper (The l3rantines Journal), after she had gone back to India, and extending from the i3th of April to the 4th of August 1767, is now in the department of MSS., British Museum (addit.
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 Encyclopedia: Laurence Sterne
Laurence Sterne (November 24, 1713 – March 18, 1768) was an Anglo-Irish novelist and clergyman.
Sterne was admitted to a sizarship at Jesus College, Cambridge, in July 1733 at the age of 20.
Sterne’s life at this time was closely tied with his uncle, Dr. Jacques Sterne, an archdeacon at Cleveland and precentor at York Minster.
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 Sterne, Laurence. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Sterne constantly obtrudes himself into the novel and is by turns witty, satiric, sentimental, knowledgeable, and obscene.
Beneath this apparent chaos, however, is a structure based on the association of ideas.
In Tristram Shandy Sterne enlarged the scope of the novel from the mere recording of external incidents to the depiction of a complex of internal impressions, thoughts, and feelings.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Sterne, Laurence
The birth of Laurence Sterne was marked by financial crisis for his parents, occasioned by the disbanding of the army in 1713 following the Treaty of Utrecht (the peace brokered by the Tories at the end of the War of the Spanish Succession).
At this point Laurence Sterne was well established as a parish priest, with a new living in Coxwold, and known locally in York for the fine, affective delivery of his sermons, which as a prebendary he would often give for a fee in the Minster itself.
Sterne’s famous phrase (a reversal of a line of Colley Cibber’s), that he wrote not “to be fed, but to be famous” suggests his desire for liberation from the years of dependence and financial constraint.
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 AllRefer.com - Laurence Sterne (English Literature, 1500 To 1799, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Laurence Sterne, English Literature, 1500 To 1799, Biographies
Laurence Sterne[stUrn] Pronunciation Key, 1713–68, English author, b.
Educated at Cambridge, he entered the Anglican church and was given the living of Sutton-in-the-Forest, Yorkshire, in 1738, where he remained until 1759.
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 Sterne, Laurence on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sermons on sermonizing: the pulpit rhetoric of Swift and Sterne.
Sterne, Descartes, and the music in 'Tristram Shandy.' (Laurence Sterne's 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy' a satire of Rene Descartes' 'Compendium Musicae')
Laurence Sterne and the ethics of sexual difference: chiasmic narration and double desire.
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 Laurence Sterne - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Laurence Sterne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sterne was born in Clonmel, County Tipperary, and ordained in 1737.
Sterne became vicar of Sutton-in-the-Forest, Yorkshire, in 1738, and married Elizabeth Lumley in 1741, an unhappy union largely because of his infidelity.
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