¬The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman0 by Laurence Sterne Summary
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne Summary
I wish either my father or my mother, or indeed both of them, as they were in duty both equally bound to it, had minded what they were about when they begot me; had they duly consider'd how much depended upon what they were then doing;-that not only the production of a rational Being was concerned in it, but that possibly the happy formation and temperature of his body, perhaps his genius and the very cast of his mind;-and, for aught they knew to the contrary, even the fortunes of his whole house might take their turn from the humours and dispositions which were then uppermost;-Had they duly weighed and considered all this, and proceeded accordingly, -I am verily persuaded I should have made a quite different figure in the world, from that in which the reader is likely to see me.-Believe me, good folks, this is not so inconsiderable a thing as many of you may think it;-you have all, I dare say, heard of the animal spirits, as how they are transfused from father to son, etc
The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman ; and, A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne Summary
If you have ever wanted to find out more about the nature of Judaism, or explain it to a friend. If you have ever wondered how Jews feel about their Jewishness, this is the book for you. It is stimulating and thought provoking with challenging ideas permeating its pages.
Labyrinth of Digressions by René Bosch Summary
With their appearance during the 1760s, the five instalments of Laurence Sterne'sThe Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman caused something like a booksellers' hype. Small publishers and anonymous imitators seized on Sterne's success by bringing out great numbers of spurious new volumes, critical or ironic pamphlets, and works that in style and title express a congeniality with Tristram Shandy. This study explores these eighteenth-century imitations as indicators of contemporary assumptions about Sterne's intentions. Comparisons between the original, the first reactions, and a number of late eighteenth-century imitations, show that Tristram Shandy was initially read against the background of Augustan and Grub-street satire. The earliest imitators harked back to traditions of banter and folklore, bawdy and grotesque humour, pathetic stories and orthodox religiosity, reaffirming a pattern of moral and aesthetic values that was conservative for its time. Philosophical Sentimentalism appears to have been a late development.It is also argued that, partly because of their bad reputation, some of the authors of forgeries and parodies had a greater influence on the original than the reviewers to whom Sterne is often said to have listened. The imitators followed leads and themes in the first instalments, developing them according to their own conception of Sterne's project and the reasons for his success. As a consequence, they unintentially put a pressure on Sterne to alter his course, and even to abandon some of the narrative lines and themes he had set out for himself.The literature section contains a chronological checklist of English eighteenth-century Sterneana.
Quelle époque ! by Anthony Trollope Summary
Dans cet ample roman victorien aux ramifications multiples, le centre de gravité est occupé par Augustus Melmotte, un financier véreux qui lance une vaste opération spéculative en Angleterre et en Amérique pour prendre au piège les investisseurs naïfs. Le procédé qu’il met en œuvre à Londres dans les années 1870 préfigure curieusement certaines affaires du vingt et unième siècle. Melmotte n’est pas le seul à tricher. Les jeunes gens de bonne famille désargentés n’hésitent pas à payer leurs dettes de jeu en monnaie de singe et à faire la cour à de riches héritières dans le seul but de reconstituer leur fortune. On triche aussi dans le monde littéraire, où une romancière sans talent veut s’assurer les bonnes grâces des critiques pour faire vendre ses livres. On triche enfin dans le monde du journalisme et de la politique. Quelle époque! Anthony Trollope nous en brosse un portrait sans concession dans ce roman satirique que connaisseurs et spécialistes saluent comme son chef-d’œuvre. Roman traduit de l'anglais, préfacé et annoté par : Alain Jumeau. Anthony Trollope est né à Londres en 1815 et mort en 1882. Fils d’un avocat raté et d’une femme de lettres qui eut une certaine notoriété, il fit carrière comme inspecteur des postes jusqu’en 1867. Entre 1847, date de parution de son premier livre, et sa mort, il publia près de cinquante romans ainsi que des nouvelles et connut une grande célébrité. DU MÊME AUTEUR aux éditions Fayard:Les Tours de Barchester chez d’autres éditeurs: Le Directeur Les Diamants Eustace Phinéas Finn Autobiographie Les Antichambres de Westminster Le Premier Ministre Vendée Peut-on lui pardonner? Œil pour œil Miss Mackenzie
La vie et les opinions de Tristram Shandy, traduites de l'anglois de Stern, par M. Frénais by Laurence Sterne Summary
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