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The Resource Signs taken for wonders : on the sociology of literary forms, Franco Moretti

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

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Signs taken for wonders : on the sociology of literary forms
Title
Signs taken for wonders
Title remainder
on the sociology of literary forms
Statement of responsibility
Franco Moretti
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Shakespearean tragedy and Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Ulysses, Frankenstei and The Waste Land<U+0127> �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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1950-
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Moretti, Franco
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Radical thinkers
Series volume
7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • English literature
Label
Signs taken for wonders : on the sociology of literary forms, Franco Moretti
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : NLB : Verso Editions, 1983
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-268) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The soul and the harpy : reflections on the aims and methods of literary historiography -- The great eclipse : tragic form as the deconsecration of sovereignty -- Dialectic of fear -- Homo palpitans : Balzac's novels and urban personality -- Clues -- Kindergarten -- The long goodbye : Ulysses and the end of liberal capitalism -- From The waste land to the artificial paradise
Control code
FIEb17752826
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781844670567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)62468541
Label
Signs taken for wonders : on the sociology of literary forms, Franco Moretti
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : NLB : Verso Editions, 1983
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The soul and the harpy : reflections on the aims and methods of literary historiography -- The great eclipse : tragic form as the deconsecration of sovereignty -- Dialectic of fear -- Homo palpitans : Balzac's novels and urban personality -- Clues -- Kindergarten -- The long goodbye : Ulysses and the end of liberal capitalism -- From The waste land to the artificial paradise
Control code
FIEb17752826
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781844670567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)62468541

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