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Distant Reading by Franco Moretti
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bookshelves: literary-theory-criticism, nonfiction, philosophy, essays

Unusual and innovative approach to literary analysis, eschewing close reading in favor of historical and quantitative approaches. His forebearers are seldom other literary critics, but instead data analysts, the world-systems theorist Immanuel Wallerstein, and the evolutionary theorist Stephen Jay Gould. A broader focus on historical trends which seems to be a fascinating supplement to conventional methods of literary theory.
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October 10, 2014 – Shelved as: literary-theory-criticism
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October 10, 2014 – Shelved as: essays
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Jonfaith Was thinking of Moretti last night, I may tackle his cartography sometime soon.


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