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Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

Författare till Välborne herr Tristram Shandy : hans liv och meningar

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If Fielding showed that the novel (like the traditional epic or drama) could make the chaos of life coherent in art, Sterne only a few years later in The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760--67) laughed away the notion of order. In Sterne's world, people are sealed off in their visa mer own minds so that only in unpredictable moments of spontaneous feeling are they aware of another human being. Reviewers attacked the obscenity of Tristram's imagined autobiography as it was published (two volumes each in 1759, early 1761, late 1761, 1765, and one in 1767), particularly when the author revealed himself as a clergyman, but the presses teemed with imitations of this great literary hit of the 1760s. Through the mind of the eccentric hero, Sterne subverted accepted ideas on conception, birth, childhood, education, and the contemplation of maturity and death, so that Tristram's concerns touched his contemporaries and are still important. Since Tristram Shandy is patently a great and lasting comic work that yet seems, as E. M. Forster said, "ruled by the Great God Muddle," much recent criticism has centered on the question of its unity or lack of it; and its manipulation of time and of mental processes has been considered particularly relevant to the problems of fiction in our day. Sterne's Sentimental Journey (1768) has been immensely admired by some critics for its superb tonal balance of irony and sentiment. His Sermons of Mr. Yorick (1760) catches the spirit of its time by dramatically preaching benevolence and sympathy as superior to doctrine. Whether as Tristram or as Yorick, Sterne is probably the most memorably personal voice in eighteenth-century fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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Verk av Laurence Sterne

Välborne herr Tristram Shandy : hans liv och meningar (1759) — Författare — 7,609 exemplar
The Works of Laurence Sterne (1803) 43 exemplar
A Political Romance (1759) 26 exemplar
The sermons of Mr. Yorick (1760) 20 exemplar
The Journal to Eliza (2012) 8 exemplar
Letters of Laurence Sterne (1935) 8 exemplar
Briefe und Dokumente (1965) 4 exemplar
Duygusal Bir Yolculuk (2015) 3 exemplar
Torisutoramu Shandi 001 (1969) 3 exemplar
Briefe (2018) 1 exemplar
Per Eliza. Diario e lettere (1981) 1 exemplar
Dario para Eliza 1 exemplar
Sterne's Sermons 1 exemplar
Novels 1 exemplar
Sternes novels 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Love Letters (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 180 exemplar
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 149 exemplar
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 110 exemplar
The Lock and Key Library (Volume 7: Oldtime English) (1909) — Bidragsgivare — 41 exemplar
The World's Greatest Books Volume 08 Fiction (1910) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Bidragsgivare — 21 exemplar
Great English Short Stories (1930) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar

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Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Sterne, Laurence
Födelsedag
1713-11-24
Avled
1768-03-18
Begravningsplats
St. Michael's Churchyard, Coxwold, Yorkshire, England, UK (reinterred 1969)
St. George's Churchyard, Hanover Square, London, England, UK
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Ireland (birth)
England
Födelseort
Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland
Dödsort
London, England
Dödsorsak
tuberculosis
Bostadsorter
Coxwold, North Yorkshire, England, UK
Utbildning
Jesus College, Cambridge University (BA|1737|MA|1740)
Yrken
Anglican Cleric (Deacon, 1737|Priest, 1738)
Novelist
Organisationer
Church of England
Kort biografi
Laurence Sterne was born in Clonmel, Ireland in 1713, son of an army ensign. During his first ten years the family moved from barracks to barracks. At the age of ten, Laurence went to school in Halifax and later went on to study divinity and classics at Jesus College, Cambridge. He was ordained into the Church of England as a deacon in 1737 after graduating that year. With the help of his uncle, Dr Jaques Sterne (Precentor of York), he began to make a moderately successful ecclesiastical career. He was ordained priest in 1738 and was granted the living of Sutton-on-the-Forest, to which he added six years later the living of Stillington. He married Elizabeth Lumley in 1741 and had a daughter, Lydia – the only one of his children to survive infancy.

Two of his sermons were published in 1747 and 1750, but the publication of a satirical pamphlet in 1759 displayed his talents as a writer.

The pamphlet, A Political Romance, was suppressed; but it gave Sterne the inspiration for a more ambitious work, and he contacted the London bookseller, Robert Dodsley with the draft of one volume of a work entitled The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy. Unable to secure a guarantee of publication, Sterne revised the work and in 1759 printed and published the first two volumes of Tristram Shandy by paying for it himself and sending it to London.

Tristram Shandy was an immediate success. Sterne became famous virtually overnight and following the exhibition of his portrait painted by Joshua Reynolds became a celebrity within the first few months of the book's release.

Sterne had already published the first two volumes of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman when he came to Coxwold in 1760. He wrote the next seven volumes of Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy while living at Shandy Hall.

His friends celebrated his success as a writer by christening his new home ‘Shandy Hall', the word Shandy being a dialect word for ‘wild, nonsensical, merry or odd'.
Alterations to the house were made by Sterne including the building of a coach house, a cellar and a box-like two-storey brick façade at the west end.

He had been afflicted all his life with illness, and travelled for his health to France, where his wife and daughter took up residence. In the last years of his life he fell in love with Eliza Draper, and wrote A Journal to Eliza after she returned to India and her husband.

Laurence Sterne died in 1768, and was buried three times: once in the graveyard of St. George's, Hanover Square; again when he was recognized after having been disinterred for anatomists; and finally, when development took place at the London burial ground, his skull and a femur were taken to Coxwold and buried outside the church where he was once the preacher.

Medlemmar

Diskussioner

the life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy i Folio Society Devotees (juni 2022)
Laurence Sterne - Resources and General Discussion i Literary Centennials (januari 2016)
Laurence Sterne - Tristram Shandy i Literary Centennials (mars 2014)
Laurence Sterne - A Sentimental Journey i Literary Centennials (december 2013)
Tristram Shandy: Books 7-9 i Group Reads - Literature (februari 2012)
Tristram Shandy, Books 4-6 i Group Reads - Literature (augusti 2011)
Tristram Shandy: Books 1-3 i Group Reads - Literature (augusti 2011)

Recensioner

https://fromtheheartofeurope.eu/tristram-shandy-by-laurence-sterne/

I first read Tristram Shandy when I was 23, more than thirty years ago, and still have the slightly mildewed paperback that I picked up off a Cambridge bookstall one day in late 1990. I can’t honestly tell you what happens in it; I can’t find any particular lines that resonate or are very quotable; the most memorable moment is when our hero’s penis gets caught in the windowframe in Book 5 Chapter 17. (Sorry for the spoiler.)

And yet somehow I love it. It’s rambling, self-indulgent, full of references to things I know nothing about; and at the same time the stream-of-consciousness narrative, the refusal to make many concessions to the reader who wants to know what is actually going on, are part of the charm. It’s clearly an inspiration for Joyce, Woolf, and lots of the modernist writers who I really like; but it’s a book of its own time, requiring friendly engagement and repaying that engagement with warmth and humour.
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nwhyte | 112 andra recensioner | Feb 24, 2024 |
You almost feel that you are looking at the world through the eyes of a drunk, a very merry drunk, but a drunk all the same. This novel, Don Quixote, and John Barth's The Sot-Weed factor rank among my all-time favourites.
 
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MylesKesten | 112 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |
This new edition of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman is the first book published by Visual Editions: a new London-based book publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction who make use of what they call "visual writing." They believe books should be as visually compelling as the stories they tell, and their strapline is "great looking stories." Their aim to publish The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman as their first title is to show where the idea of "visual writing" originated, to show where it all began. The idea is to bring out the book’s brilliance and playfulness again, to dust it down from its shoddy Dover Classics image and make it accessible and relevant again to a more contemporary audience. Visual Editions asked the designers to breathe new life into the book and told the designers to add new visual elements in as well. As long as they stayed faithful to Sterne's spirit, then VE were happy to let the designers roam. And so they did: a shut door is a folded page, perspiration is pages of dotted spot varnish and the marbled page is a moiré of a black-and-white photograph (a nod to contemporary printing technologies, in the way that the marbled page was a result of technologies of the time). British author Will Self introduces the book, with the typically wonderful irreverence that Sterne himself would have loved.… (mer)
 
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petervanbeveren | 112 andra recensioner | Dec 15, 2023 |
Sometimes the archaic (even for the time) language and incredibly twisty sentences get a bit too much, but that's part of the humour. The way the book messes around with what a book *is* and the ideas of narrative structure are laugh out loud funny and made funnier by the things that also make it difficult to read sometimes. Highlights include a chapter where he plays the fiddle between events, including some incredible onomatopoeia, and a chapter which he begins by apologising for digressing constantly, describes the difficulties involved in writing as such for 2 pages, and then apologises again and starts the chapter again.… (mer)
 
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tombomp | 112 andra recensioner | Oct 31, 2023 |

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Statistik

Verk
187
Även av
17
Medlemmar
11,345
Popularitet
#2,070
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
155
ISBN
484
Språk
20
Favoritmärkt
70

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