Franco Moretti , All rights reserved. The moral . concrete: graphs, maps, and trees place the literary field literally in front of our eyes— and show us . franco moretti. GRAPHS, MAPS, TREES. Abstract Models for Literary History—1. What follows is the first of three interconnected articles, whose common. In Graphs, Maps, Trees Franco Moretti attempts to use these, and a range of other abstract models, to explore genres, plots, and other aspects of literature.

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Moretti makes his most forceful case yet for his approach, a heretical blend of quantitative history, geography and evolutionary theory.

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He is a co-author of braphs History and Geography of Human Genes. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In this groundbreaking book, Franco Moretti argues that literature scholars should stop reading books and start counting, graphing, and mapping them instead.

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Charting entire genres—the epistolary, the gothic, and the historical novel—as well as the literary output of countries such as Japan, Italy, Spain, and Nigeria, he shows how literary history looks significantly different from what is commonly supposed and how the concept of aesthetic form can be radically redefined.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 6 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I love the idea and the data. However, the graphics are very small and hard to read.

Since the whole point of the book is to show that we can study literature using big data, it seems like there would be a few flashier graphs. One person found this helpful. While this book is too short to launch a revolution in itself, it gives a provoking insight into Franco Moretti’s challenges to traditional literary history. I have also found the book to be an important input into the sociology of literature, and I’d recommend reading “Graphs, Maps, Trees” to anyone interested in this field of study.

Moretti’s book is essentially advocating the death of literature by suggesting books not be read, but rather entered into a computer and then analyzed using data analytics to discover themes etc. The book discounts the pleasure of reading in favor of a quick word search to discover trends. This book is part of the digital humanities field. Theorists will enjoy it but much like deconstructionism it leads nowhere but to a dark abyss.

Seems like the author wishes to end Western Civilization reading lists so is turning to the computer to try and equalize works of literature without regard to style, syntax, subtext, structure etc. Interesting concepts mapping similarities. I like mwps see any new attempts at rigorously analyzing qualitative data, especially attempts that don’t merely rely on simple coding. I also like to see ma;s and schematic thinking in action.

Moretti’s book isn’t quite a revelation, not quite the start of a revolution, but it’s worth exploring.

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Maybe one day he’ll be acknowledged as one of the granddaddies of a new kind of thinking. Absolutely worth reading and digesting, but don’t necessarily expect it to rock your world. See all 6 reviews. Amazon Giveaway moeetti you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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