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Moretti, Franco 1950-

Works: 158 works in 595 publications in 7 languages and 7,583 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bildungsromans  Maps  Chronologies  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Originator, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works about Franco Moretti
Most widely held works by Franco Moretti
Graphs, maps, trees : abstract models for a literary history by Franco Moretti( Book )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moretti offers bar charts, maps, and time lines instead, developing the idea of 'distant reading', set forth in his essay 'Conjectures on World Literature' into a full-blown experiment in literary historiography, where the canon disappears into the larger literary system. Charting entire genres - the epistolary, the gothic, and the historical novel - as well as the literary output of countries such as Japan, Italy, Spain, and Nigeria, he shows how literary history looks significantly different from what is commonly supposed and how the concept of aesthetic form can be radically redefined."--Jacket
The novel by Franco Moretti( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly as global in its ambition and sweep as its subject, Franco Moretti's The Novel is a watershed event in the understanding of the first truly planetary literary form. A translated selection from the epic five-volume Italian Il Romanzo (2001-2003), The Novel's two volumes are a unified multiauthored reference work, containing more than one hundred specially commissioned essays by leading contemporary critics from around the world. Providing the first international comparative reassessment of the novel, these essential volumes reveal the form in unprecedented depth and breadth--as a great cultural, social, and human phenomenon that stretches from the ancient Greeks to today, where modernity itself is unimaginable without the genre. By viewing the novel as much more than an aesthetic form, this landmark collection demonstrates how the genre has transformed human emotions and behavior, and the very perception of reality. Historical, statistical, and formal analyses show the novel as a complex literary system, in which new forms proliferate in every period and place. Volume 2: Forms and Themes, views the novel primarily from the inside, examining its many formal arrangements and recurrent thematic manifestations, and looking at the plurality of the genre and its lineages. --Publisher
The way of the world : the Bildungsroman in European culture by Franco Moretti( Book )

46 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Way of the World interprets the Bildungsroman as the great cultural mediator of nineteenth-century Europe: a form which explores the many strange compromises between revolution and restoration, economic take-off and aesthetic pleasure, individual autonomy and social normality. This new edition includes an additional final chapter on the collapse of the Bildungsroman in the years around the First World War (a crisis which opened the way for Modernist experiments), and a new preface in which the author looks back at The Way of the World in the light of his more recent work."--Jacket
Atlas of the European novel, 1800-1900 by Franco Moretti( Book )

60 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moretti explores the fascinating connections between literature and space, illuminating the geographical assumptions of 19th century novels and the geographical reach of particular authors and genres across the continent
Signs taken for wonders : essays in the sociology of literary forms by Franco Moretti( Book )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bourgeois : between history and literature by Franco Moretti( Book )

37 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The bourgeois ... Not so long ago, this notion seemed indispensable to social analysis; these days, one might go years without hearing it mentioned. Capitalism is more powerful than ever, but its human embodiment seems to have vanished. 'I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such, and have been brought up on its opinions and ideals, ' wrote Max Weber, in 1895. Who could repeat these words today? Bourgeois 'opinions and ideals' -- what are they?" Thus begins Franco Moretti's study of the bourgeois in modern European literature -- a major new analysis of the once-dominant culture and its literary decline and fall. Moretti's gallery of individual portraits is entwined with the analysis of specific keywords -- "useful" and "earnest," "efficiency," "influence," "comfort," "roba"--And of the formal mutations of the medium of prose. From the "working master" of the opening chapter, through the seriousness of nineteenth-century novels, the conservative hegemony of Victorian Britain, the "national malformations" of the Southern and Eastern periphery, and the radical self-critique of Ibsen's twelve-play cycle, the book charts the vicissitudes of bourgeois culture, exploring the causes for its historical weakness, and for its current irrelevance
Distant Reading by Franco Moretti( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The 10 essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory, the theoretical influences over his work, and explores the polemics that have often developed around his positions. From the evolutionary model of 'Modern European Literature', through the geo-cultural insights of 'Conjectures on World Literature' and 'Planet Hollywood' to the quantitative findings of 'Style, inc.' and the abstract patterns of 'Network Theory, Plot Analysis', the book follows two decades of critical explorations that have come to define--well beyond the wildest expectations of its author--a growing field of unorthodox literary studies
Modern epic : the world-system from Goethe to García Márquez by Franco Moretti( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om verdenslitteraturværker, bl. a. Goethes Faust og Joyce's Ulysses og deres indflydelse på det 19. og det 20. århundredes litteratur
Il romanzo( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Italian and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurven, Karten, Stammbäume : abstrakte Modelle für die Literaturgeschichte by Franco Moretti( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segni e stili del moderno by Franco Moretti( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectura distante by Franco Moretti( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Por qué un historiador de la literatura llega a pensar en mapas literarios, series de novelas, flujos de traducción y diagramas de colecciones bibliográficas? En los diez ensayos reunidos en este volumen Franco Moretti reconstruye el itinerario intelectual que siguió su idea de la "lectura distante", desde el estudio de la evolución morfológica al análisis de datos cuantitativos. ¿Cómo funciona la teoría de la evolución para comprender el éxito o el fracaso de determinadas obras? ¿Puede el procesamiento de siete mil títulos decirnos algo sobre la novela como género? ¿Es efectiva una red de nodos para analizar el teatro de Shakespeare? Moretti se aleja de la lectura directa y utiliza mapas, series y árboles para arriesgar hipótesis sobre el sistema literario mundial. En estas páginas, sostiene: "El término "literatura mundial" existe desde hace casi dos siglos, pero aún no hemos elaborado una teoría genuina del objeto al que se refiere, por muy flexible que sea su definición. No hemos reunido un conjunto de conceptos ni hemos concebido una hipótesis para organizar la inmensa cantidad de datos que constituyen la literatura mundial. No sabemos qué es la literatura mundial
Atlas des europäischen Romans : wo die Literatur spielte by Franco Moretti( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphes, cartes et arbres : modèles abstraits pour une autre histoire de la littérature by Franco Moretti( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canon/Archive : studies in quantitative formalism from the Stanford Literary Lab( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the past seven years, the Stanford Literary Lab, founded by Franco Moretti and Matthew Jockers, has been a leading site of literary scholarship aided by computers and algorithmic methods. This landmark volume gathers the collective research of the group and its most remarkable experiments. From seemingly ineffable matters such as the "loudness" of thousands of novels, the geographic distribution of emotions, the nature of a sentence and a paragraph, and the evolution of bureaucratic doublespeak, descriptions emerge. The Stanford Literary Lab lets the computers provide new insights for questions from the deep tradition of two centuries of literary inquiry. Rather than, like the rest of us, letting the computers lead. The results are adventurous, witty, challenging, profound. The old questions can finally get new answers--as the prelude to new big questions. Canon/Archive is the fulfillment and further development of "distant reading," adding a rare, full-length monument to the piecemeal progress of the digital humanities. No student, teacher, or inquisitive reader of literature will want to be without this book--just as no one interested in the new data-attentive methods in history, criticism, and the social sciences can afford to evade its summons"--Back cover
La cultura del romanzo( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letteratura e ideologie negli anni trenta inglesi by Franco Moretti( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatur im Labor by Franco Moretti( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il romanzo( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La littérature au laboratoire by Mark Algee-Hewitt( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The novel
The novelThe way of the world : the Bildungsroman in European cultureAtlas of the European novel, 1800-1900Signs taken for wonders : essays in the sociology of literary formsModern epic : the world-system from Goethe to García Márquez
Alternative Names
Franco Moretti Italiaans essayist

Franco Moretti Italian scholar

Φράνκο Μορέτι

Моретти, Франко

Франко Морети

Франко Моретті

פרנקו מורטי

فرانكو موريتي

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모레티, 프랑코 1950-

モレッティ, フランコ

English (205)

Italian (84)

German (20)

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