Thursday, June 3, 2021

Laurence Sterne, 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent.

Essay by Kenneth Rexroth from Classics Revisited (1968) at Bureau of Public Secrets.

"There is no essential difference between the circumstantial picture of the human condition in Sterne and that in the most anguished Existentialist, except that Sterne’s portrayal is far more elaborate and accurate, and he thinks it’s funny."

See Sterne, Tristram Shandy, in Great Books of the Western World (first edition, 52 Vol., 1952) volume 36.

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