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Franco Moretti

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Franco Moretti


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in Italy
December 26, 1950

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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 for importing, not without controversy, quantitative methods from the social sciences into domains that have traditionally belonged to the humanities. To date, his books have been translated into fifteen languages.

Moretti has recently edited a five-volume encyclopedia of the novel, entitled Il Romanzo (2004), featuring articles by a wide range of e
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Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstra...

3.67 avg rating — 624 ratings — published 2005 — 13 editions
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Distant Reading

3.86 avg rating — 237 ratings — published 2005 — 14 editions
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Atlas of the European Novel...

3.99 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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The Bourgeois: Between Hist...

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The Way of the World: The B...

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Signs Taken for Wonders: On...

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Modern Epic: The World Syst...

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Far Country: Scenes from Am...

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The Novel, Volume 1: Histor...

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The Novel, Volume 2: Forms ...

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The Novel, Volume 1: Histor... The Novel, Volume 2: Forms ... Il romanzo. Vol. III: Stori... Il romanzo. Vol. IV: Temi, ... Il romanzo. Vol. V: Lezioni
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“Reading ‘more’ is always a good thing, but not the solution.”
Franco Moretti, Distant Reading

“Literature is the fragment of fragments’, wrote Goethe in Wilhelm Meister’s Years of Wandering, the great sad novel of his old age:”
Franco Moretti, Distant Reading

“What can I do, I like Balzac better than Dickens, forgive me.”
Franco Moretti

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