The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne by Thomas KeymerThe Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne by Thomas Keymer

The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne

EditorThomas Keymer

Paperback | September 21, 2009

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Best known today for the innovative satire and experimental narrative of Tristram Shandy (1759-67), Laurence Sterne was no less famous in his time for A Sentimental Journey (1768) and for his controversial sermons. Sterne spent much of his life as an obscure clergyman in rural Yorkshire. But he brilliantly exploited the sensation achieved with the first instalment of Tristram Shandy to become, by his death in 1768, a fashionable celebrity across Europe. In this Companion, specially commissioned essays by leading scholars provide an authoritative and accessible guide to Sterne's writings in their historical and cultural context. Exploring key issues in his work, including sentimentalism, national identity, gender, print culture and visual culture, as well as his subsequent influence on a range of important literary movements and modes, the book offers a comprehensive new account of Sterne's life and work.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Laurence SterneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:September 21, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521614945

ISBN - 13:9780521614948

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Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction Thomas Keymer; 1. Laurence Sterne's life, milieu, and literary career Ian Campbell Ross; 2. Scriblerian satire, A Political Romance, the 'Rabelaisian Fragment', and the origins of Tristram Shandy Marcus Walsh; 3. Tristram Shandy, learned wit, and Enlightenment knowledge Judith Hawley; 4. Tristram Shandy and eighteenth-century narrative Robert Folkenflik; 5. The Sermons of Mr. Yorick: the commonplace and the rhetoric of the heart Tim Parnell; 6. A Sentimental Journey and the failure of feeling Thomas Keymer; 7. Sterne's 'politicks', Ireland, and evil speaking Carol Watts; 8. Words, sex, and gender in Sterne's novels Elizabeth W. Harries; 9. Sterne and print culture Christopher Fanning; 10. Sterne and visual culture Peter de Voogd; 11. Sterne and the Modernist moment Melvyn New; 12. Postcolonial Sterne Donald R. Wehrs; Further reading; Index.