An Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900

An Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900

by Franco Moretti
     
 

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Mapping the often surprising relationship between literature and geography.See more details below

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Mapping the often surprising relationship between literature and geography.

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The Guardian
Moretti . . . is a seductive, stylish guide. One has the powerful sense of reading the results of concentrated thought: every page contains an aphoristic insight . . . The reader is smuggled across borders that flash by in the dark. . . . The Atlas of the European Novel is a wonderful achievement: a visual pleasure as much as a textual one; a work in the vanguard of a new critical school that marries grand theory with a punctuating wit.— Steven Poole
New York Press
“A genuine and useful and inspired work of aesthetic investigation . . . it will have a massive importance, not only to critics, but more importantly, to writers.”
Washington City Paper
“. . . a frequently brilliant and almost always eye-opening book.”
London Review of Books
It's not often that one can speak of the charm of an academic book: Moretti's oozes it.— Christopher Prendergast
Umberto Eco
“With intellectual elegance, Moretti invites us to use maps, not as all-encompassing solutions, but as generators of ideas.”
Steven Poole - The Guardian
“Moretti . . . is a seductive, stylish guide. One has the powerful sense of reading the results of concentrated thought: every page contains an aphoristic insight . . . The reader is smuggled across borders that flash by in the dark. . . . The Atlas of the European Novel is a wonderful achievement: a visual pleasure as much as a textual one; a work in the vanguard of a new critical school that marries grand theory with a punctuating wit.”
Christopher Prendergast - London Review of Books
“It's not often that one can speak of the charm of an academic book: Moretti's oozes it.”
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“With intellectual elegance, Moretti invites us to use maps, not as all-encompassing solutions, but as generators of ideas.”—Umberto Eco

“Moretti ... is a seductive, stylish guide. One has the powerful sense of reading the results of concentrated thought: every page contains an aphoristic insight ... The reader is smuggled across borders that flash by in the dark ... The Atlas of the European Novel is a wonderful achievement: a visual pleasure as much as a textual one; a work in the vanguard of a new critical school that marries grand theory with a punctuating wit.”—Steven Poole, The Guardian

“A genuine and useful and inspired work of aesthetic investigation ... it will have a massive importance, not only to critics, but more importantly, to writers.”—New York Press

“. . . a frequently brilliant and almost always eye-opening book.”—Washington City Paper

Denis Donoghue
The aim of Atlas of the European Novel: 1800-1900 is to make explicit "the connection between geography and literature" and to turn the connection into maps, making it visible....I can only assume that the new visual aids are intrinsically gratrifying: there must be some pleasure in these traceries of plot. But I'd much prefer to read the books.
The New Republic

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859842249
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
1,484,100
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.65(d)

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Umberto Eco
With intellectual elegance, Moretti invites us to use maps, not as all-encompassing solutions, but as generators of ideas.

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