Tristram Shandy, Books 4-6

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Tristram Shandy, Books 4-6

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1wookiebender
Editado: Jul 21, 2011, 7:54 pm

2billiejean
Editado: Ago 19, 2011, 6:45 pm

I am reading Book 4, and I have to say that I thought we would never get to the birth! I am at the part right after the Baptism.

3billiejean
Ago 20, 2011, 2:07 am

I just finished Book 4, and I had forgotten about the ripped-out chapter. Now in Book 5, I guess I will finally get to the part of the book that the title refers to.

4lvbags
Ago 20, 2011, 2:47 am

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5billiejean
Ago 21, 2011, 5:23 pm

Book 5 began by saying that now he would get to the part about the life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman. But he didn't. I think maybe the title was a misnomer -- or maybe just deceptive? I only have one more book left in this section. I hope to read it tomorrow.

6billiejean
Ago 23, 2011, 10:50 am

It was funny to me how the last chapter showed graphically all of the digressions in this book. I have to say, however, that I think the entire book is a digression. I wonder what the last three books will show?

7jfetting
Ago 25, 2011, 2:47 pm

I loved the digression drawings, too, and the ripped out chapter, and all the sentences that are like this:

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