Atlas of the European Novel
A Verso book
Mapping the often surprising relationship between literature and geography.
In a series of 100 maps, Atlas of the European Novel exposes the fascinating connections between literature and space. In this pioneering study Franco Moretti presents a fresh and exciting perspective by mapping the often unexpected relations between literature and geography.
- September 1999
- 6 × 8.3 in
/ 206 pages
- Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies and the Philippines.
Endorsements & Reviews
“With intellectual elegance, Moretti invites us to use maps, not as all-encompassing solutions, but as generators of ideas.” — Umberto Eco
“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 Poole, The Guardian
“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.” — New York Press
“. . . a frequently brilliant and almost always eye-opening book.” — Washington City Paper
“It's not often that one can speak of the charm of an academic book: Moretti's oozes it.” — Christopher Prendergast, London Review of Books
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