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Tom McCarthy on Tristram Shandy

Duration: 01:43

Author Tom McCarthy explains why he believes the novel ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy’ was way ahead of its time and gives his personal take on what makes a novel.

Available since: Mon 7 Feb 2011


Henry Hitchings
Emma Webster
Emma Webster
Executive Producer
Jonty Claypole

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Birth of the British Novel

How 18th-century novelists such as Defoe and Swift established all our literary genres.

First broadcast: 07 Feb 2011

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