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Signs taken for wonders : on the sociology of literary forms / Franco Moretti

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Date of publication : 2005. Book condition : as new. Series : Radical thinkers ; 7. Subject content : Shakespearean tragedy and Dracula , Sherlock Holmes and Ulysses , Frankenstei and The Waste Land -all are celebrated "wonders" of modern literature, whether in its mandarin or popular form. However, it is the fact that these texts are so central to our contemporary notion of literature that sometimes hinders our ability to understand them. Franco Moretti applies himself to this problem by drawing skillfully on structuralist, sociological and psycho-analytic modes of enquity in order to read these texts as literary systems which are tokens of wider cultural and political realities. In the process, Moretti offers us compelling accounts of various literary genres, explores the relationships between high and mass culture in this century, and considers the relevance of tragic, Romantic and Darwinian views of the world.

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Author(s):
Moretti, Franco
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
13 x 20 cms.
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1844670562
ISBN-13:
9781844670567
Number of pages:
273
Publisher:
Verso

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Date of publication : 2005. Book condition : as new. Series : Radical thinkers ; 7. Subject content : Shakespearean tragedy and Dracula , Sherlock Holmes and Ulysses , Frankenstei and The Waste Land -all are celebrated "wonders" of modern literature, whether in its mandarin or popular form. However, it is the fact that these texts are so central to our contemporary notion of literature that sometimes hinders our ability to understand them. Franco Moretti applies himself to this problem by drawing skillfully on structuralist, sociological and psycho-analytic modes of enquity in order to read these texts as literary systems which are tokens of wider cultural and political realities. In the process, Moretti offers us compelling accounts of various literary genres, explores the relationships between high and mass culture in this century, and considers the relevance of tragic, Romantic and Darwinian views of the world.

Author(s):
Moretti, Franco
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
13 x 20 cms.
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1844670562
ISBN-13:
9781844670567
Number of pages:
273
Publisher:
Verso

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