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Tristram Shandy and Melvyn Bragg

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Possibly to celebrate my own detailed real-time review of the whole of TRISTRAM SHANDY by Laurence Sterne in recent weeks here, Melvyn Bragg and his guests had an interesting discussion on BBC Radio 4’s IN OUR TIME this morning: details here

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Tristram Shandy

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THE LIFE AND AND OPINIONS OF TRISTRAM SHANDY, GENT. by Laurence Sterne

My gestalt real-time review of this 18th Century novel HERE.

Incorporating a potential thesis on this comic novel as a tract of Antinatalism and Internet Grooming.

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“Nor does it much disturb my rest, when I see such great Lords and tall Personages as hereafter follow;—such, for instance, as my Lord A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, and so on, all of a row, mounted upon their several horses,—”

An important aside:
After due investigation, I seem to be the only person in the world to have noticed, in connection with the above ‘Tristram Shandy’ quote, that Mr Ramsay in Virginia Woolf’s ‘To The Lighthouse’ always foundered on getting past Q in the alphabet!

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