Laurence Stern's great masterpiece of bawdy humor and rich satire defies any attempt to categorize it. Part novel, part digression, its gloriously disordered narrative interweaves the birth and life of the unfortunate "hero" Tristram Shandy, the eccentric philosophy of his father Walter, the amours and military obsessions of Uncle Toby, and a host of other characters, including Dr. Slop, Corporal Trim and the parson Yorick. A joyful celebration of the endless possibilities of the art of fiction, Tristram Shandy is also a wry demonstration of its limitations.
Come discuss The Life and Times of Tristram Shandy, gentleman Saturday May 21st at the Main Library in the 3rd Floor Program Room at 11am. Feel free to bring food and drink.