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A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne
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Aug 25, 2008

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bookshelves: 18th-century-novels

I read this book while attending a sick man who, every time I had just started to make sense of one of Sterne's infinitely regressive passages, woke up from a nap and cried "Help!" When he fell back asleep, I had to start from the beginning again. As a result, I have difficulty giving a coherent account of the entire book, but recall that parts of it were very amusing. Of course, I can say the same thing about Tristram Shandy, which I read without interruption.

Basically, I have taken away the memory of Smelfungus and Mundungus, the poor travelers between which I am usually seated on an airplane. Also, don't hold your breath for Mr. Yorick to get to Italy...
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