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Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900

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    Franco Moretti(Author)
In a series of one hundred maps, Franco Moretti explores the fictionalization of geography in the nineteenth-century novel. Balzac's Paris, Dickens's London and Scott's Scottish Lowlands are mapped, alongside the territories of Spanish picaresque novels, African colonial romances and Russian novels of ideas, in a path-breaking study which suggests that space may well be the secret protagonist of cultural history.

A genuine and useful and inspired work of aesthetic investigation . . . it will have a massive importance, not only to critics, but more importantly, to writers.. . . a frequently brilliant and almost always eye-opening book.Moretti . . . is a seductive, stylish guide. One has the powerful sense of reading the results of concentrated thought: every page contains an aphoristic insight . . . The reader is smuggled across borders that flash by in the dark. . . . The Atlas of the European Novel is a wonderful achievement: a visual pleasure as much as a textual one; a work in the vanguard of a new critical school that marries grand theory with a punctuating wit. --Steven PooleIt's not often that one can speak of the charm of an academic book: Moretti's oozes it. --Christopher PrendergastWith intellectual elegance, Moretti invites us to use maps, not as all-encompassing solutions, but as generators of ideas. Umberto EcoMoretti ... is a seductive, stylish guide. One has the powerful sense of reading the results of concentrated thought: every page contains an aphoristic insight ... The reader is smuggled across borders that flash by in the dark ... The Atlas of the European Novel is a wonderful achievement: a visual pleasure as much as a textual one; a work in the vanguard of a new critical school that marries grand theory with a punctuating wit. Steven Poole, The GuardianA genuine and useful and inspired work of aesthetic investigation ... it will have a massive importance, not only to critics, but more importantly, to writers. New York Press. . . a frequently brilliant and almost always eye-opening book. Washington City Paper""With intellectual elegance, Moretti invites us to use maps, not as all-encompassing solutions, but as generators of ideas."--Umberto Eco

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Book details

  • PDF | 192 pages
  • Franco Moretti(Author)
  • Verso Books; New edition edition (9 Aug. 1999)
  • English
  • 6
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism

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  • By Doodler on 15 February 2012

    The premise behind this book is very interesting and begins well. But I found some of the discussion and argument unclear. It might have helped if I were more familiar with all of the novels discussed or if more detail had been included about them.However, the major failing in the book is the quality of the figures and illustrations. Many of them are too small and too complicated to make out the details clearly. As the images are an important support for the arguments, this, to me, was a great frustration and disappointment.I would suggest it is better to try to borrow this book rather than buy it.

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