Laurence Sterne was an influential English author and clergyman who lived during the 18th century. He is best known for his novel “The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman,” which is considered a groundbreaking work in the genre of experimental fiction.

Sterne’s writing style was characterized by his use of humor, satire, and digressions, which challenged traditional narrative structures of the time. His works often explored themes of human nature, morality, and the complexities of social interactions. Sterne’s unique literary style and innovative storytelling techniques greatly influenced subsequent generations of writers, including James Joyce and Virginia Woolf.

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