A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy,' Laurence Sterne masterfully crafts a narrative that intertwines whimsical adventures with explorations of human sentiment. Employing a distinctive literary style characterized by digression, conversational prose, and a stream-of-consciousness approach, the book offers an insight into the social mores and philosophies of the 18th century. As a travelogue, it stands apart for its emphasis on personal reflections over empirical descriptions, capturing the zeitgeist of the Enlightenment period while forging new frontiers in literary fiction. It is a work replete with subtle humor and emotional depth, worthy to be preserved and revisited as a testament to Sterne's literary innovativeness within its historical context.nLaurence Sterne, an Anglican clergyman and an author heralded for his unconventional narrative techniques, was significantly influenced by his own experiences and the cultural milieu of his time. 'A Sentimental Journey' is often viewed as a response to the Grand Tour tradition popular among the English gentry and a personal meditation on the nature of travel and human connection. Sterne's own travels through Europe imbue the text with authenticity and reflective wisdom, presenting readers with a deeply personal account that transcends the boundaries of traditional travel writing.nThis meticulous reproduction by DigiCat Publishing invites modern readers to delve into Sterne's delightful journey, not just as a historical artifact, but as a living piece of literature that resonates with contemporary understandings of introspection and human empathy. It is highly recommended to those who appreciate the interplay of wit and sentiment, to scholars of 18th-century literature, and to any who seek to understand the evolving shape of the narrative form. 'A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy' remains a poignant companion for all who journey through life with an open heart and a reflective mind.

Über den Autor

Laurence Sterne was an Irish-born English novelist and clergyman, celebrated for his vivid writing and inventive narrative techniques. Born on November 24, 1713, in Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland, Sterne spent much of his life in England and is best known for his novel 'The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman'. This work broke from the narrative conventions of the day with its digressive style and meta-fictional playfulness, gaining both acclaim and notoriety for its bawdy humor and philosophical depth. Sterne's 'A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy' is similarly experimental, blending travel writing with psychological characterization. Published just weeks before Sterne's death on March 18, 1768, this novel was also well-received and influential, foreshadowing the Romantic movement's valorization of emotion and subjectivity. His literary style, rich with irony, digression, and reflexivity, has made an enduring impression on modern narrative and has been studied for its contributions to postmodern literature. Sterne's writings, characterized by their wit and experimentations with the novel form, stand out as a bridge between the early narrative traditions of the 18th century and the burgeoning literary modernity of subsequent generations.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 95 Seiten

Größe: 469,7 KB

ISBN: 8596547366140