Atlas of the European Novel: 1800-1900

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Verso, Sep 17, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 206 pages
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In this pioneering study Franco Moretti presents a fresh and exciting perspective by mapping the often unexpected relations between literature and geography.
 

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Contents

But we have no artistic atlases
6
The recent losses in the West India estate
24
Theoretical interlude I Of space and style
40
A mighty big river resembling an immense snake uncoiled
58
The problem
77
Fear in Paris
101
Fields of power
110
The third London
115
Theoretical interlude IV Normal literature
148
England becomes an island
151
A united and uneven market
158
s Theoretical interlude V Center and periphery
164
The three Europes
171
A bibliographical investigation
174
A universal interdependence of nations
185
Theoretical interlude VI Market and forms
191

Very Curiously Brought Together
124
City of clues
134
Chapter 3
141
Experiments upon diagrams
144
Sustained by its historical backwardness
195
Index of names and works
199
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Franco Moretti teaches English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of Signs Taken for Wonders, The Way of the World and Modern Epic, all from Verso.

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