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Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History
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Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History

by Franco Moretti, Alberto Piazza (Afterword)
 

A manifesto for a text-free literary scholarship.

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A manifesto for a text-free literary scholarship.

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New York Times
“Mr.
Moretti makes his most forceful case yet for his approach, a heretical blend of quantitative history, geography and evolutionary theory.”
Times Literary Supplement
“It’s a rare literary critic who attracts so much public attention, and there’s a good reason: few are as hell-bent on rethinking the way we talk about literature.”
Guardian
“The great iconoclast of literary criticism... Moretti's discourse, as has often been noted, is marked by the same subtlety and unpredictability as his fellow Italian, Umberto Eco.”
Time Magazines Literary Supplement
“It’s a rare literary critic who attracts so much public attention, and there’s a good reason: few are as hell-bent on rethinking the way we talk about literature.”
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“It’s a rare literary critic who attracts so much public attention, and there’s a good reason: few are as hell-bent on rethinking the way we talk about literature.”—Times Literary Supplement

“The great iconoclast of literary criticism ... Moretti’s discourse, as has often been noted, is marked by the same subtlety and unpredictability as his fellow Italian, Umberto Eco.”—Guardian

“Mr. Moretti makes his most forceful case yet for his approach, a heretical blend of quantitative history, geography and evolutionary theory.”—New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844670260
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
07/21/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Franco Moretti teaches English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of Signs Taken for Wonders, The Way of the World and Modern Epic, all from Verso.

Alberto Piazza is Professor Human Genetics at the Medical School of Turin University. He is a co-author of the History and Geography of Human Genes.

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