Viaje sentimental por Francia e Italia

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Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1987 - 178 páginas
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Laurence Sterne publicó este viaje sentimental en 1768, apenas tres semanas antes de morir. Un lector desprevenido, visto el título, podría considerarlo como un libro de viajes a la usanza clásica; nada más lejos de la realidad. Su objeto parece insignificante, pues sirviéndose del deambular errático por Francia del despreocupado Yorick -un jovial clérigo, alter ego del autor- la obra parece limitarse a narrar, con suma indolencia, un recorrido "sentimental" en que lo importante no son los monumentos, las ciudades o los accidentes geográficos, sino las mujeres encontradas, la curiosidad por los personajes conocidos y las pequeñas aventuras iniciadas. La gran habilidad de Sterne, en ésta como en su obra magna, Tristram Shandy, estriba en trascender las más nimias anécdotas del viaje, que para el lector acabarán alcanzando valor de parábola existencial.

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If Fielding showed that the novel (like the traditional epic or drama) could make the chaos of life coherent in art, Sterne only a few years later in The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1760--67) laughed away the notion of order. In Sterne's world, people are sealed off in their own minds so that only in unpredictable moments of spontaneous feeling are they aware of another human being. Reviewers attacked the obscenity of Tristram's imagined autobiography as it was published (two volumes each in 1759, early 1761, late 1761, 1765, and one in 1767), particularly when the author revealed himself as a clergyman, but the presses teemed with imitations of this great literary hit of the 1760s. Through the mind of the eccentric hero, Sterne subverted accepted ideas on conception, birth, childhood, education, and the contemplation of maturity and death, so that Tristram's concerns touched his contemporaries and are still important. Since Tristram Shandy is patently a great and lasting comic work that yet seems, as E. M. Forster said, "ruled by the Great God Muddle," much recent criticism has centered on the question of its unity or lack of it; and its manipulation of time and of mental processes has been considered particularly relevant to the problems of fiction in our day. Sterne's Sentimental Journey (1768) has been immensely admired by some critics for its superb tonal balance of irony and sentiment. His Sermons of Mr. Yorick (1760) catches the spirit of its time by dramatically preaching benevolence and sympathy as superior to doctrine. Whether as Tristram or as Yorick, Sterne is probably the most memorably personal voice in eighteenth-century fiction.

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