> Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002 00:47:11 -0700 (PDT)
> From: "M. Briski" <aslan122@...>
>Subject: Tristam Shandy
>So Susan and David don't like Tristam Shandy. Is there
>anyone who does like it? Does it have any redeaming
>qualities? I have to read it in the next two weeks and
>be able to explain it to those who haven't read it in
>a fifteen minute presentation. I've started it, but
>haven't gotten past the first section because I'm much
>more concerned with a couple of exams and a very
>important paper. To me it seems witty on a deep level,
>but kind of tedious, in a sense.
(1) the way it began with the protagonist's conception rather than his birth
(2) the way that one can never again treat 20th-century avant garde fiction
as something new and exciting (something old and exciting, maybe).