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Graphs, maps, trees : abstract models for literary history

Author: Franco Moretti; Alberto Piazza
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
In this groundbreaking book, Franco Moretti argues that literature scholars should stop reading books and start counting, graphing, and mapping them instead. In place of the traditionally selective literary canon of a few hundred texts, Moretti offers charts, maps and time lines, developing the idea of "distant reading" into a full-blown experiment in literary historiography, in which the canon disappears into the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franco Moretti; Alberto Piazza
ISBN: 9781844671854 1844671852
OCLC Number: 154707529
Description: 119 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Graphs, maps, trees ---
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Afterword by Alberto Piazza.
Responsibility: Franco Moretti.


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, this work shows how literary  Read more...


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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 "Moretti's discourse, as has often Read more...

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