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Graphs, maps, trees : abstract models for a literary history

Author: Franco Moretti
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Franco Moretti argues heretically that literature scholars should stop reading books and start counting, graphing, and mapping them instead. He insists that such a move could bring new lustre to a tired field, one that in some respects is among 'the most backward disciplines in the academy'. Literary study, he argues, has been random and unsystematic. For any given period scholars focus on a select group of a mere
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Chronologies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Chronology
Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Moretti
ISBN: 1844670260 9781844670260
OCLC Number: 60671819
Description: 119 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: List of figures --
Graphs, maps, trees --
Graphs --
Maps --
Trees --
Afterword by Alberto Piazza --
Index.
Responsibility: Franco Moretti.
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"Mr. Moretti makes his most forceful case yet for his approach, a heretical blend of quantitative history, geography and evolutionary theory." -- New York Times Praise for An Atlas of the European Read more...

 
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