Laurence Sterne (Broché)

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  • Paru le : 01/01/2001
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Despite the immense popularity of Laurence Sterne's work during his lifetime, his contribution to the novel form and experimentalism has only been acknowledged... > Lire la suite
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Despite the immense popularity of Laurence Sterne's work during his lifetime, his contribution to the novel form and experimentalism has only been acknowledged since his death. His contemporaries Richardson and Goldsmith denounced his archaic methods and took offence at his playful irreverence but his oddity is never accidental nor perverse; it is the strategy of an inventive, thoughtful, comic talent.
Tristram Shandy, perhaps his best loved work, defies convention at every turn, distributing narrative content across a bafflingly idiosyncratic time-scheme interrupted by digressions, authorial comments and interferences with the printed fabric of the book. This comically fragmented storyline is a reaction against the linear narratives of Fielding and Richardson; aiming instead at a realistic impressionism, a shape determined by the association of ideas.
This study reads Sterne's work in the light of modern literary theory as befits an artist before his time.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/2001
  • Editeur : Northcote House
  • ISBN : 0-7463-0837-X
  • EAN : 9780746308370
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 126 pages
  • Poids : 0.315 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,5 cm × 21,5 cm × 0,7 cm

Biographie de Manfred Pfister

Manfred Pfister is Professor of English Literature at the Free University Berlin. Professor Pfister has written and edited books and essays on a wide range of subjects, notably The Theory and Analysis of Drama (1988) and The Fatal Gift of Beauty : The Italies of British Travellers (1996), and is currently engaged in anthologizing and translating 17th to 19th century English poetry.

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