Skip to main content

962 Winter 2019 The Best Novel of Them All

Course number : 962 Winter 2019   
« back to classes page
962 Winter 2019 The Best Novel of Them All
Monday, 11:50–1:15, Feb. 4
Loudoun
Instructor: Conrad Geller

Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman was a sensation when it first appeared in 1759, and ever since it has been an object of both unrestrained praise and critical neglect. A rollicking, ungovernable tale of life in that period, it defies literary definition and has been called a novel that could never be made into a film (one was, in 2005, a miserable failure). This lecture will attempt to bring some order to the seeming chaos of this book, without, however, explaining its existence or its lasting popularity. Reading the novel in advance is unnecessary and, indeed, not recommended.
Conrad Geller considers himself a reincarnation, or at least a soul-mate, of the Rev. Mr. Sterne. He is also an OLLI member, which should allow him some leeway.
 

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Location
Loudoun

Instructor
Conrad Geller 

Class Fee: 

$0.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/4/2019 - 2/4/2019 Weekly - Mon 11:50 AM - 1:15 PM Sterling, Loudoun   Map Conrad Geller 

  OLLI on Facebook          OLLI on You Tube