- 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.
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- In a message dated 10/5/2002 2:48:33 AM Central Daylight Time,
> So Susan and David don't like Tristam Shandy. Is thereI like it!
> anyone who does like it? Does it have any redeaming
It's postmodern in a way: it wanders and wanders around, with digression
after digression, and there is (intentionally) no real story.
There are some very subtle risque' jokes in it.
There is also a good deal of tenderness directed to the "author's" eccentric,
but kind, old Uncle Toby, a wonderful piece of character-drawing.
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- At 12:47 AM 10/5/2002 , Merry wrote:
>So Susan and David don't like Tristam Shandy.I'm a little surprised that my reaction to _Tristram Shandy_ got parsed as
not liking it.
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