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Moretti, Franco 1950-

Works: 173 works in 668 publications in 7 languages and 8,644 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bildungsromans  Maps  Chronologies  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Thesis advisor, Other, Originator, 340, htt
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Most widely held works by Franco Moretti
The way of the world : the Bildungsroman in European culture by Franco Moretti( Book )

55 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 976 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
Graphs, maps, trees : abstract models for a literary history by Franco Moretti( Book )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 971 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( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 908 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
Signs taken for wonders : essays in the sociology of literary forms by Franco Moretti( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespearean tragedy and Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Ulysses, Frankenstei and The Waste Land �all are celebrated "wonders" of modern literature, whether in its mandarin or popular form. However, it is the fact that these texts are so central to our contemporary notion of literature that sometimes hinders our ability to understand them. Franco Moretti applies himself to this problem by drawing skillfully on structuralist, sociological and psycho-analytic modes of enquity in order to read these texts as literary systems which are tokens of wider cultural and political realities. In the process, Moretti offers us compelling accounts of various literary genres, explores the relationships between high and mass culture in this century, and considers the relevance of tragic, Romantic and Darwinian views of the world.--
Distant Reading by Franco Moretti( Book )

31 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 793 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
Atlas of the European novel, 1800-1900 by Franco Moretti( Book )

62 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 781 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
The bourgeois : between history and literature by Franco Moretti( Book )

36 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 720 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
Modern epic : the world-system from Goethe to García Márquez by Franco Moretti( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having coined a new term modern epic, the author analyses the phenomenon, & attempts to situate the works of e.g. Joyce, Proust & Musil within our literary tradition
Far country : scenes from American culture by Franco Moretti( Book )

16 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moretti's thoughts on teaching literature in American universities, with excursions not just on novels and plays but also film, painting, and intellectual life in general"--
La letteratura in laboratorio by Franco Moretti( )

4 editions published in 2019 in Undetermined and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature in Laboratory is a collection of 12 Pamphlets published by the Stanford Literary Lab under the direction of its founder, Franco Moretti, from 2011 to 2017. Already translated into several languages, Moretti's Literary Lab Pamphlets have opened up a new chapter in the fields of literary and digital studies by creating a new way of critically approaching texts. Moretti and his group of co-authors focused their experiments on the basic element by which literature is composed - namely, the language -, and conducted deep investigations on existing databases and unassisted corpus aiming at defining both a theoretical method and a precise technical procedure to be applied to literature. The essays presented in this book approach literature ranging from micro-linguistic dimensions to the larger scales of literary forms and genres through a series of quantitative measurements in order to increase, improve and develop a more precise understanding of ltheory and history of iterature
Atlas of the European novel, 1800-1900 by Franco Moretti( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping the often surprising relationship between literature and geography. In a series of 100 maps, Atlas of the European Novel exposes the fascinating connections between literature and space. In this pioneering study Franco Moretti presents a fresh and exciting perspective by mapping the often unexpected relations between literature and geography. -- Product Description
Kurven, Karten, Stammbäume abstrakte Modelle für die Literaturgeschichte by Franco Moretti( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il romanzo( Book )

in Italian and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il romanzo( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 75 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"--Page 4 de la couverture
Atlas des europäischen Romans wo die Literatur spielte by Franco Moretti( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title sets out to demonstrate the power of abstract models to revolutionise our understanding of literary history. What do the quantitative curves of novel production tell us about the interplay of markets, politics, sexes, generations, in the life and death of literary forms?
Segni e stili del moderno by Franco Moretti( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literatur im Labor by Franco Moretti( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El burgués by Franco Moretti( )

2 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The novel
Graphs, maps, trees : abstract models for a literary historyThe novelSigns taken for wonders : essays in the sociology of literary formsDistant ReadingAtlas of the European novel, 1800-1900The bourgeois : between history and literatureModern epic : the world-system from Goethe to García MárquezFar country : scenes from American culture
Alternative Names
Franco Moretti Italiaans essayist

Franco Moretti Italian scholar

Franco Moretti italienischer Soziologe, Altertumswissenschaftler, Literaturkritiker und Essayist

Franco Moretti scoláire Iodálach

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Моретти, Франко

Франко Морети

Франко Морети италиански литературен теоретик и историк

Франко Моретті

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모레티, 프랑코 1950-


モレッティ, フランコ



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