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Far Country

Far Country (Hardback)

By Moretti, Franco

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Pioneering literary theorist takes cultural history out of the classroom and into the world.

ISBN 9781788737241
Published 2 April 2019 by Verso Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781788737241
ISBN-10 1788737245
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Verso Books
Imprint Verso Books
Publication Date 2 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Moretti, Franco
Category Literary Theory
Literary Studies: General
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 801.95
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

A dazzling account of the development of American cultural hegemony from one of the world's leading literary theorists. Franco Moretti, acclaimed author of Graphs, Maps, Trees and Distant Reading, distils a lifetime of teaching and research to present `the university, in the form of an essay'. Ranging from poetry and the novel to theatre and the visual arts, Far Country juxtaposes canonical figures in American art and letters with European counterparts-Whitman and Baudelaire, Hemingway and Joyce, Miller and Brecht, Hopper and Vermeer-charting ruptures in the medium of form that have transformed the cultural landscape on either side of the Atlantic over the past century or more, as the `how', `why' and `what for' of literature react to the discord of social life.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Franco Moretti is the author of many books, including Graphs, Maps, Trees; The Bourgeois; and Distant Reading, winner of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He is professor emeritus at Stanford, where he founded the Center for the Study of the Novel and the Literary Lab; writes regularly for New Left Review; and is a Permanent Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

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