Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The Electronic Labyrinth and more on Tristram Shandy

The Electronic Labyrinth is a study of the implications of hypertext for creative writers looking to move beyond traditional notions of linearity.

Time Line

I had very briefly blogged a link to the Tristram Shandy page of the above site, but apprently never followed the rabbit hole upwards. *Excellent* resource.

More on Tristram Shandy / Laurence Sterne:

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent. (1759-67) (complete text online).

SparkNotes: Tristram Shandy. (don't worry mostly in english...very academic and thorough)

highest quality images here.

finally some obvious links: wikipedia entry for Tristram and Sterne, and via that, an upcoming film version, a 1.1M ZIP of the illustrated hypertext of the books.

# One of the meta-statements Sterne seems to be making is he has no respect for your time, nor your desire for narrative cohesion -- and why should he? Defiant, Sterne is. Very defiant. Cool.

Eat yer heart out David Foster Wallace.

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