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Tristram Shandy

By: Wolfgang Iser (Editor), David Henry Wilson (Translator)

Paperback Published: 27th June 1988
ISBN: 9780521312639
Number Of Pages: 156

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Without a beginning and without an end, Tristram Shandy moves in many different directions, defying the conventional expectations of its readers. Wolfgang Iser shows how Sterne exploits the philosophy of his day and its cognitive deficiencies, using digression, humour and play to convey experience of subjectivity, and implicitly to expose the traditional concept of the self.

Subjectivity revealed through textual fields of reference
Does Tristram Shandy have a beginning?
Subjectivity discovered through Locke's philosophy
Locke's philosophy as a pattern of communication
Manic subjectivity
Melancholic subjectivity
Decentred subjectivity
Wit and judgment
The discovery of communication by verbalising subjectivity
The body semiotics of subjectivity as discovery of man's natural morality
Eighteenth-century anthropology
Writing strategies
The first-person narrator
The Play of the Text
The imaginary scene
The games played
The humour
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ISBN: 9780521312639
ISBN-10: 0521312639
Series: Landmarks of World Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 27th June 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.18