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(Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other

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Oh, I'll be your little child," said Tristram, jovially; "I'll take you by the hand.
Yes," said Tristram, "I suppose I am original; like all those immoral pictures in the Louvre.
Tristram, rising, "I see I shall have to introduce you to my wife
However, Woolf unequivocally links the poetic transcendence of Tristram Shandy to its formal qualities, which she appreciates both as reader and as aspiring writer, what Wallace describes as "the explicit appeal of Sterne's formal structure and stylistic play"; as she observes, "The emphasis on design, formal structure as the tool for combining the material and the poetic, is a strategy she uses herself in The Waves" (201).
These dynamics are most vividly exemplified within Tristram of Lyonesse (1882), in the second half of Canto 2, "The Queen's Pleasaunce.
Now, with his heroically researched Waste, British author and historian Tristram Stuart forces us to consider what we don't eat.
The relationship between Lizzie Tristram and Claire de Cintre is an integral component of The American.
This particular canvas is a family portrait of my pure-wool Anglo-Celtic friend, Tristram.
The author, Tristram Stuart, is a graduate of Cambridge University and is a relatively young historian.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, has long been established as a work of both refined sensibility and exceptional vulgarity.
To some, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman uncannily prefigures formalism and even deconstruction.
Based on Laurence Sterne's massive, brilliantly (if frustratingly) digressive and little-read 18th-century novel ``The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman,'' the movie is basically about the tail-chasing futility of trying to make a movie out of an unfocused, impossible-to-film book.
Though Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman has an honored place in surveys of English literature, the sad truth is few students actually read this 18thcentury comic novel, and even teachers often fail to finish its more than 650 pages.
A masterpiece of erudition, wit and irreverence more than 100 years ahead of its time, Tristram Shandy is so important a work in the development of the novel in English and so heavily analyzed by academics that casual readers, assuming they ever hear of it, avoid it by definition.
In Sterne, the Moderns, and the Novel Thomas Keymer draws upon theories of intertextuality in order to argue that Tristram Shandy is very much a part of the popular literary, political, and social culture of its own day.