The Cambridge companion to Laurence Sterne /

Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Keymer, Tom.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Online Access: Online version
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This book joins the 200 or so other volumes in the "Cambridge Companions to Literature" series. Like most of the other titles in the series, this one is not an introduction to the selected author, but rather a set of critical essays that presume some knowledge of the subject's works on the part of the reader. Also author of Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel (CH, Sep'03, 41-0161), Keymer (Univ. of Toronto) has put together a dozen essays by Sterne scholars such as Melvyn New (author of Tristram Shandy: A Book for Free Spirits, CH, Oct'94, 32-0765), Ian Campbell Ross (Laurence Sterne: A Life, 2001), and Carol Watts (The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years' War and the Imagining of the Shandean State, CH, Sep'08, 46-0151). The essays cover elements of Sterne's life, the politics, culture, and sensibility of his time, and how his work can be addressed using critical approaches such as modernism and postcolonialism. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. H. Benoist Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio

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