Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1769
Genre Fiction
Origin UK
Publisher Everyman's Library
My Copy everyman's hardback
First Read December 14, 2004

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

This is definitely in my top five books of all time. Hilarious, rambling post-modern nonsense from the 1700s. It might take you a bit to find its speed, but once you do it's just all fun.

Noted on December 1, 2010

By this contrivance the machinery of my work is of a species by itself; two contrary motions are introduced into it, and reconciled, which were thought to be at variance with each other. In a word, my work is disgressive, and it is progressive too--and at the same time.

Quoted on December 1, 2010

As for the Argumentum Tripodium, which is never used but by the woman against the man, --

Quoted on December 1, 2010

. . . -for each one's sorrow's, thou hadst a tear, -for each man's need, thou hadst a shilling.

Quoted on May 19, 2010

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