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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
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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.

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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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