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The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture

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Wilhelm Meister, Elizabeth Bennet, Julien Sorel, Rastignac, Jane Eyre, Bazaroz, Dorothea Brooke ... the golden age of the European novel discovers a new collective protagonist: youth. It is problematic and restless youth—“strange” characters, as their own creators often say—arising from the downfall of traditional societies. But even more than that, youth is the symbolic f ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published September 17th 2000 by Verso (first published 1986)
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Simón
Apr 12, 2016 Simón rated it really liked it
La escritura de Moretti es clara y posee una inquietud y movilidad que cuesta encontrar en otro tipo de libros especializados sobre historia y estudios literarios.
Me enfoqué en los capítulos iniciales que se centran de modo más general en el tema del libro, a saber: la novela de formación europea del siglo XIX, y de paso leí también el capítulo final sobre la ramificación de este género en lo que Moretti llama "novela de formación tardía y modernista". La tesis central es que la novela de formac
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Paolo D'Amelio
Eccoci qua...Prima o poi tutti si devono confrontare con Franco Moretti, questa sorta di "Don Giovanni" della critica letteraria, sogno proibito di ogni professoressa di letteratura inglese (si scherza, eh, non se la prendano...). La sua trattazione nel campo a sè stante del Bildungroman sembra oramai assurta al canone di classico ma...non è il caso che qualche giovane dottore si cimenti nel rivedere qualche definizione che il Moretti con la nonchalance dell'istrione lascia inaccuratamente cader ...more
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Sono senza parole: questo libro non solo delinea con una ricchezza di particolari inaudita il romanzo di formazione; fornisce anche una visione in profondità dell’Ottocento. La scrittura, poi, è esemplare per chiarezza (e piacevolmente ironica).
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Franco Moretti is an Italian literary scholar, trained as a Marxist critic, whose work focuses on the history of the novel as a "planetary form". He has written five books, Signs Taken for Wonders (1983), The Way of the World (1987), Modern Epic (1995), Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900 (1998), and Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History (2005). His recent work is notable ...more
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