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Distant Reading

Author: Franco Moretti
Publisher: London : Verso, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Teoría, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Moretti
ISBN: 9781781680841 1781680841 9781781681121 1781681120
OCLC Number: 813931586
Awards: Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism) 2013
Description: 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Modern European literature: a geographical sketch --
Conjectures on world literature --
The slaughterhouse of literature --
Planet Hollywood --
More conjectures --
Evolution, world-systems, Weltliteratur --
The end of the beginning: a reply to Christopher Prendergast --
The novel: history and theory --
Style, Inc.: reflections on 7,000 titles (British novels, 1740-1850) --
Network theory, plot analysis.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Franco Moretti.

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