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Distant Reading
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Verso Books
Publication date June 4, 2013
Pages 244
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781781680841
ISBN-10 1781680841
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.72 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $29.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 

How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory, the theoretical influences over his work, and explores the polemics that have often developed around his positions.

From the evolutionary model of “Modern European Literature,” through the geo-cultural insights of “Conjectures of World Literature” and “Planet Hollywood,” to the quantitative findings of “Style, inc.” and the abstract patterns of “Network Theory, Plot Analysis,” the book follows two decades of conceptual development, organizing them around the metaphor of “distant reading,” that has come to define—well beyond the wildest expectations of its author—a growing field of unorthodox literary studies.

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9781781681121 | details & prices | 244 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.96 lbs | List price $95.00
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9781781680841 | details & prices | 244 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $29.95
About: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients?

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