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 aModern European Literature, a through the geo-cultural insights of aConjectures of World Literaturea and aPlanet Hollywood, a to the quantitative findings of aStyle, inc.a and the abstract patterns of aNetwork Theory, Plot Analysis, a the book follows two decades of conceptual development, organizing them around the metaphor of adistant reading, a that has come to defineawell beyond the wildest expectations of its authoraa growing field of unorthodox literary studies. From the Trade Paperback edition.The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis.
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