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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||119 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||List of figures --
Graphs, maps, trees --
Afterword by Alberto Piazza --
"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."--BOOK JACKET.