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Author LinkMoretti, Franco,1950-
Uniform Title LinkEssays. Selections
Title LinkDistant reading / Franco Moretti.
Distribution London : Verso, 2013.
Description 244 pages :  illustrations, maps ;  21 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The 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.
Subject LinkCriticism.
LinkLiterature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Subject LinkCriticism.
LinkLiterature -- Theory, etc.
LinkCriticism, interpretation, etc.

System Number 000680253
ISBN Link9781781680841 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link1781680841 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link9781781681121 (hardback : alk. paper)
Link1781681120 (hardback : alk. paper)

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