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The Resource Graphs, maps, trees : abstract models for a literary history, Franco Moretti

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

Label
Graphs, maps, trees : abstract models for a literary history
Title
Graphs, maps, trees
Title remainder
abstract models for a literary history
Statement of responsibility
Franco Moretti
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 few hundred texts: the canon. As a result, they have allowed a narrow distorting slice of history to pass for the total picture."
  • "Moretti offers bar charts, maps, and time lines instead, developing the idea of 'distant reading', set forth in his essay 'Conjectures on World Literature' into a full-blown experiment in literary historiography, where the canon disappears into the larger literary system. 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, he shows how literary history looks significantly different from what is commonly supposed and how the concept of aesthetic form can be radically redefined."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moretti, Franco
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3331
LC item number
.M67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Criticism
  • Literatuurtheorie
  • Literaturtheorie
  • Literaturgeschichte <Fach>
  • Strukturmodell
Label
Graphs, maps, trees : abstract models for a literary history, Franco Moretti
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- Graphs, maps, trees -- Graphs -- Maps -- Trees -- Afterword by Alberto Piazza -- Index
Control code
60671819
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9781844670260
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005017437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60671819
Label
Graphs, maps, trees : abstract models for a literary history, Franco Moretti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- Graphs, maps, trees -- Graphs -- Maps -- Trees -- Afterword by Alberto Piazza -- Index
Control code
60671819
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9781844670260
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005017437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60671819

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