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  The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Consequently, apart from Tristram as narrator, the most familiar and important characters in the book are his father Walter, his mother, his Uncle Toby, Toby's servant Trim, and a supporting cast of popular minor characters including Doctor Slop and the parson Yorrick.
In between such events, Tristram as narrator finds himself discoursing at length on sexual practices, insults, the influence of one's name, noses, as well as explorations of obstetrics, siege warfare and philosophy, as he struggles to marshall his material and finish the story of his life.
Sterne's engagement with the science and philosophy of his day was extensive, however, and the sections on obstetrics and fortifications, for instance, indicate that he had a grasp of the main issues then current in those fields.
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 Lynch, Tristram Shandy Bibliography
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, 9 vols.
Tristram's only out is writing, which he uses as a tool to resist encroaching commercialism and the definitions it imposes: "Tristram manages and manipulates his narrative authority, both formally and structurally, as to undermine definitions of all kinds, and thereby the authority of bourgeois ideology." Writing resists the closure imposed by bourgeois ideology.
Williams's thesis is that "Tristram Shandy is a narrative of narrative.
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 Tristram Shandy
The text purports, as the title indicates, to set out the "autobiography" of Tristram Shandy, however, the birth of the hero, which the author sets about to discuss on the first page, does not finally occur until volume iv and he is not breeched until volume vi.
Tristram Shandy is thoroughly performative, not so much a story but an extended act of and meditation on story-telling.
Sterne's narrative logic is one which favours the endless freeplay, the infinite possibilities of writing over the exigencies of plot, the logic of cause and effect and the desire for closure.
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 Amazon.ca: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: Books: Laurence Sterne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The book is not a fictitious autobiography, although its narrator Tristram Shandy might have intended it to be; most of the story is concerned not with his life but with his idiosyncratic family and the circumstances surrounding his conception and birth, with many digressions on various related and unrelated subjects.
"Tristram Shandy" was published in nine volumes over the last nine years of Sterne's life, and whether these were all he had intended is debatable because the narrative is implied to have neither a beginning nor an end; it seems very much like a work in progress.
Tristram Shandy is a comic masterpiece, like Fielding's Tom Jones, which arose barely after the invention of the genre.
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 Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story | Official Movie Site | Picturehouse
Michael Winterbottom's TRISTRAM SHANDY: A COCK AND BULL STORY is a rollicking, inventive adaptation of the classic 18th Century comic novel "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by Laurence Sterne.
A well-known though not necessarily widely read masterpiece, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" is a bawdy romp that plays with the techniques and conventions of the novel; its autobiographical speaker is prone to narrative excursions, direct addresses to the reader, and other eccentricities that make his tale anything but linear.
In a case of life imitating art and vice-versa, Gillian Anderson ("The X Files," HOUSE OF MIRTH) was one of the last to join the cast when she signed on to play herself and the Widow Wadman.
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A classic of English literature, "Tristram Shandy" was published in nine volumes between 1759 and 1767, at a time when the English novel was just beginning to acquire its distinguishing features thanks to Sterne's contemporaries, Henry Fielding and Samuel Richardson.
Tristram Shandy ("shandy" meaning "crack-brained, half-crazy") narrates his own genesis and development, beginning with the moment of his conception--although his digressions prevent him from taking his evolution much beyond the age of two.
Shandy; the polemical and hasty parson, Yorick; the ignorant physician, Dr. Slop; and the intractable household servant, Obadiah.
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 The Friday Review: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
As Shandy leads us through his life, he passes comment on people and locations he encounters, and continually tries to understand not only who he is, but why he is.
TRISTRAM SHANDY is one of the earliest and best examples of postmodernist fiction, with the central subject of the novel never actually being examined in any detail, and the "path" taken through the text being at least as important as the text itself.
Shandy, whose face we never fully see, is always just a few steps ahead of them and almost always heading in an entirely different direction.
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy (or more briefly Tristram Shandy) is a novel by Laurence Sterne.
The Skull and Bones secret society is rumoured [1] (http://www.nyobserver.com/pages/story.asp?ID=4136) to use characters from Tristram Shandy its rituals.
Tristram Shandy has a cult following -- although few people have actually read it, most of us have read something directly influenced by it.
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 Favorite Books & Authors - Tristram Shandy
Rather, Tristram Shandy is a 444-page digression, a witty, intelligent excursion that takes the reader in many directions at once, without deviating from the overall message, which is that the reader should sit down, relax, and enjoy himself.
Walter Shandy knows a little about everything, but not enough about any one thing; due to his voracious appetite for the arcane and having too much time on his hands, he has come to some rather strange conclusions about human behavior, its causes and effects.
This, then, is Tristram’s dilemma: he was born to a family of oddballs, with odd ideas, and with ample time to pursue them to their most illogical conclusion.
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 A Chronology of Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy
A Chronology of Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Tristram conceived: "I was begot in the night, betwixt the first Sunday and the first Monday in the month of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighteen." (I:4)
Tristram born: "On the fifth day of November, 1718, which to the era fixed on was as near nine calendar months as any husband could in reason have expected,----was I, Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, brought forth into this scurvy and disastrous world of ours." (I:5)
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 Random House Academic Resources | The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne
The publication in December 1759 of the initial installment of Tristram Shandy transported Sterne, at the age of forty-six, from his country pulpit to the center of London's literary world.
Tristram Shandy did not last') and its censorship in Victorian times (most notably by Thackeray), Tristram Shandy endures today as an innovative masterpiece that anticipated by nearly two centuries the work of such modern writers as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Samuel Beckett.
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 Tristram Shandy
In fact, he began writing Tristram Shandy in his 47th year during a period of great personal unhappiness while his wife was suffering a nervous breakdown.
One of the great advantages of examining the early editions of Tristram Shandy is the resulting satisfaction in actually seeing and appreciating the volumes as designed by Sterne.
Although Tristram Shandy was a great success and frequently republished, it was not universally liked and was disparaged by some critics as being pointless.
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 Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The
About ten years ago this gentleman had the good fortune to be made entirely easy upon that score,--it being just so long since he left his parish,--and the whole world at the same time behind him,--and stands accountable to a Judge of whom he will have no cause to complain.
Shandy got with her,--was no such mighty matter to have complied with, the lady and her babe might both of them have been alive at this hour.'
It was observable, that tho' my father, in consequence of this opinion, had, as I have told you, the strongest likings and dislikings towards certain names;--that there were still numbers of names which hung so equally in the balance before him, that they were absolutely indifferent to him.
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 Hypertext Tristram Shandy
I would go so far to say that this format is more "out of time" then the original print in which the novel was first written.
This was the first hypertext version of Shandy I came across.
By far the most impressive version of Shandy on the web today, this page recreates most of the essence of the novel's original print version, complete with page numbers and Stern's "doodles".
www.english.ilstu.edu /students/drhammo/tristram/htts.html   (318 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: The Florida Edition (Penguin Classics): Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
I have never in my life read so many digressions from the topic at hand, most of which were utterly irrelevant but the charm of it is that Sterne *knows* they're irrelevant, but mockingly expresses his license of authorship in forcing the reader to go off on these sidetracks.
When Laurence Sterne, in 1760 wrote the first volume of TRISTRAM SHANDY in what was to be a series of nine, no one had any idea what this new genre of literature was meant to be.
A more honest title would have been "The Life and Times of the Father and Uncle of Tristram Shandy." It is Walter Shandy, Tristram's father and Toby Shandy, the uncle, who dominate most of the action.
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 Oslokino.no   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Tristram Shandy (Steve Coogan) skrider ut fra sitt staselige hjem og presenterer seg for publikum.
Vi snakker om Herr Tristram Shandys liv og meninger (The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman), Laurence Sternes romanklassiker fra 1759-67.
Laurence Sternes (1713-1768) mest kjente bidrag til litteraturhistorien er nok The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, en fiktiv selvbiografi som kom i ni bind fra 1759 til 1767 (den kom først på norsk i en tobindsutgave 1995-6: Herr Tristram Shandys liv og meninger, oversatt av Bjørn Alex Herrman og utgitt av Bokvennen forlag).
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 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Definition, explanation
Three influences on Tristram Shandy overshadow all others: Rabelais, Cervantes, and John Locke.
Today, the novel is seen as a forerunner of later stream of consciousness and postmodern writing.
The Skull and Bones secret society is rumoured[1] to use characters from Tristram Shandy in its rituals.
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A Chronology of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
Indeterminacy Winked at: Tristram Shandy, Evangelist of Ambiguity
Philosophical examination of the Tristram Shandy paradox (which is that Tristram takes longer than a day to recount one day of his life).
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 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman - Laurence Sterne - Penguin Classics
The comic masterpiece Tristram Shandy is often regarded as a progenitor of the twentieth century novel.
Within the resolutely tangled strands of this narrative is the life, from conception, of a gentleman cursed at birth with the name Tristram.
Though everything occurs between parlor and garden, Tristram's excitable father, bewildered mother, and Uncle Toby provide ample opportunity for the digressions and madcap events that structure this seminal novel.
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 Book Information: Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, the :: Internet Book List :: A database of book ...
Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, the (1759) [novel]
The work claims repeatedly to be about the life (and the opinions) of its author, Tristram Shandy, whose birth does not take place until late in the book.
The story is more concerned with events that took place before the author's birth which he observes and comments on in a satirical manner.
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 Omnipelagos.com ~ article "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The frequent references to Rosinante, the character of Uncle Toby (who resembles Don Quixote in many ways) and Sterne's own description of his characters' "Cervantic humour," along with the genre-defying structure of Tristram Shandy, which owes much to the second part of Cervantes' novel, all demonstrate the influence of Cervantes.
Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: The Notes, Vol.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Modern Library Classics)
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 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Sterne, Laurence/ Ross, Campbell (EDT)- Textbook - Bookbyte.com
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 Tristram Shandy on Hypertext
Tristram Shandy, written in nine separate volumes between 1759 and 1767, is among the most eccentric, extraordinarily complex, and endlessly convoluted works in English literature.
This is the world's first hypertext rendering of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy.
With its extensive linkings of characters, themes, and extraneous infomation, this hypertext will allow you, the reader, to whimsically jump from subject to subject within the text--just as Sterne has done in his formulation of this masterpiece.
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 Metromix. Fast-Paised review: ‘Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story'
Big question: "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" was regarded as an unfilmable novel.
Catch it: With a self-referential, movie-within-a-movie style, "Tristram Shandy" spends little time on the story of the 18th Century boy unintentionally circumcised by a window.
Bottom line: The giddy self-satisfaction of "Tristram Shandy" grows tiresome, but it's an unusual little trifle for anyone willing to watch filmmakers throw up their hands and say, "We're not even trying to tell this guy's story, whatever the hell it is."
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 The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Laurence Sterne - Section 28 of 48 - Book Club/Fiction - ArcaMax ...
My uncle Toby and Yorick made the obeisance which was proper; and the corporal, though he was not included in the compliment, laid his hand upon his breast, and made his bow at the same time.--The company smiled.
I lay a slight stress upon one of them, replied Yorick--the act, especially where it ends there, in my opinion lays as little obligation upon the child, as it conveys power to the father.--You are wrong,--said my father argutely, and for this plain reason.
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