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By Laurence Sterne

A Sentimental Journey is a singular with no plot, a trip with out a vacation spot. It files the adventures of the amiable Parson Yorick, as he units off on his travels via France and Italy, relishing his encounters with all demeanour of guys and women-particularly the beautiful ones. Sterne's story quickly strikes clear of the narrative of commute to turn into a sequence of dramatic sketches, ironic incidents, philosophical musings, memories, and anecdotes; sharp wit is blended with gaiety, irony with gentle feeling. With A Sentimental Journey, in addition to his masterpiece, Tristram Shandy, Sterne cast a very unique sort and verified himself because the first of the stream-of-consciousness writers.

This new Penguin Classics variation beneficial properties an advent that discusses the unconventional in terms of Sterne's different writing and locations it in the context of "sentimental" literature. additionally incorporated are a chronology, feedback for extra examining, and whole explanatory notes.

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The distinction seems to me trivial. What I know is what a corpse cannot know: that it is extinct, that it knows nothing and will never know anything anymore. ” A little snort from Norma. He finds her hand, squeezes it. “That is the kind of thought we are capable of, we human beings, that and even more, if we press ourselves or are pressed. But we resist being pressed, and rarely press ourselves; we think our way into death only when we are rammed into the face of it. Now I ask: if we are capable of thinking our own death, why on 32 J .

Of all men Kafka is the most in30 J . M . COE T Z E E secure in his humanity. ” “She is rambling,” says Norma beside him. ” “She is rambling. ” “There is an American philosopher named Thomas Nagel,” continues Elizabeth Costello, who has not heard her daughterin-law’s remark. “He is probably better known to you than to me. ’ which a friend suggested I read. “Nagel strikes me as an intelligent and not unsympathetic man. He even has a sense of humor. His question about the bat is an interesting one, but his answer is tragically limited.

He whispers. Urgently he shakes his head. ” she whispers back. ” “There will be an extended discussion of our eminent guest’s lecture on Friday at noon—you will see the details in your program notes—but Ms. Costello has kindly agreed to take one or two questions from the floor. ” The dean looks around brightly. ” he says, recognizing someone behind them. ” whispers Norma into his ear. ” he whispers back. “She can’t just be allowed to get away with it! ” “She’s old, she’s my mother. ” Behind them someone is already speaking.

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