Lecture 11

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Published on 19 Mar 2011
School
UTSC
Department
English
Course
ENGC39H3
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Lecture 11
Sentimental journey slow, story (?)
oFine feeling or smut?
oOne continuous story or not?
Adam Smith
Detail oriented without substance?
Digressions slow hallmarks of Sterns writing
Difficulty
oFrench
oLatin
Tedious, challenging
Lifeless characters
Travel narrative (?)
oTravel genre popular in 18th century
Stern spoofed something people were already familiar with
Form digression – timeexchange (of feeling)
Sentiment and sympathy
Confusion between sympathy and sex
Mediary of paper money requires faith of the money currency
oIts a piece of paper worth something
Exchange of feeling a connection between people
oFinancial exchange, sexual exchange
True sentiment threatened by sexual passion and self-interest
oSterns concern
Lofty version of sentiment is hard to find?
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 digressions  slow  hallmarks of stern"s writing.  travel narrative (?: travel genre  popular in 18th century. Stern spoofed something people were already familiar with.  form  digression time exchange (of feeling)  mediary of paper money  requires faith of the money currency: it"s a piece of paper worth something.  exchange of feeling  a connection between people: financial exchange, sexual exchange.  true sentiment  threatened by sexual passion and self-interest: stern"s concern.  lofty version of sentiment is hard to find? www. notesolution. com.  yorich  grinding moral force  practicing divinity: idea that good works (charity is the point of christianism.  morally ambiguous nature: double-entendre turned it smutty, anthologize noteworthy books (quotes) of the era.  sentimental journey that focused on feeling and pushed story to the side  story gives way to episode.  tristem shandy and sentimental journey  double entendre.