Signs Taken For Wonders

PDF EBook by Franco Moretti

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A compelling analysis of the relations between high and mass culture, from tragedy and horror to detective fiction and classical realism. Signs Taken For Wonders PDF EBook

Shakespearean tragedy and Dracula, Sherlock Holmes and Ulysses, Frankenstein and The Waste Land — 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 skilfully on structuralist, sociological and psycho- PDFanalytic 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. Like this book? Read online this: Crossover Fiction. Children's Literature and Culture, Volume 56., Little Wonders.

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