By Peter De Voogd, John Neubauer, Peter Jan De Voogd

Sterne's paintings has been acquired, translated and imitated in so much eu nations with nice luck. curiosity in his lifestyles and paintings grew right into a literary cult at an early degree and ended in the style of sentimentalism: Sterne grew to become a mythical English author, moment simply to Shakespeare. one of the subject matters mentioned during this quantity are: questions bobbing up from the serial nature of a lot of Sterne's writings; a few of the ways that translators all throughout Europe coped with the categorical difficulties which the witty and inventive Sternean textual content poses; the level to which in particular "A sentimental trip" used to be considered as a provocative political textual content and was once accordingly used as a weapon in nationalist routine; how "Tristram Shandy" grew to become a try out case for theories of humour and sentiment; how Sterne's texts and the "Letters" have been used as didactic instruments; how the historical past of the reception of Sterne mirrors the continental shift from a French cultural paradigm to a German and English one; and the way the cult of Maria materialized in prints, work and ceramics. Trans-national styles are emphasised, as are the influence of Sterne on eu sentimentalism and modernist narrative idea.

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