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by Franco Moretti

eBook The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture epub
  • ISBN: 0860918912
  • Author: Franco Moretti
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Verso (December 17, 1987)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1118 kb
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Wilhelm Meister, Elizabeth Bennet, Julien Sorel, Rastignac, Jane Eyre, Bazaroz, Dorothea Brooke.

Wilhelm Meister, Elizabeth Bennet, Julien Sorel, Rastignac, Jane Eyre, Bazaroz, Dorothea Brooke. the golden age of the European novel discovers a new collective protagonist: youth. It is problematic and restless youth- strange characters, as their own creators often say-arising from the downfall of traditional societies.

Franco Moretti is an Italian literary scholar, trained as a Marxist critic, whose work focuses on the history of the . Moretti earned his doctorate in modern literature from the University of Rome in 1972, graduating summa cum laude.

Franco Moretti is an Italian literary scholar, trained as a Marxist critic, whose work focuses on the history of the novel as a "planetary form". He has written five books, Signs Taken for Wonders (1983), The Way of the World (1987), Modern Epic (1995), Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900 (1998), and Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History (2005). He was professor of comparative literature at Columbia University before being appointed to the Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professorship at Stanford University.

Franco Moretti (2000) notes that in the classical bildungsroman, "narrative transformations have meaning in so far as. .

Franco Moretti (2000) notes that in the classical bildungsroman, "narrative transformations have meaning in so far as they lead to a particularly marked ending" (p. 7). Because "youth must come to an end" it is "subordinated to the idea of 'Maturity. Textual Immaturity: Bisexuality, Textuality and Adolescence. This article evaluates recent work in Victorian studies on the bildungsroman, with particular attention to how scholars negotiate the legacy of Franco Moretti's bravura reading of the form, The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture (1987).

The Bildungsroman in European Culture (1987, second enlarged ed. 2000). Lee, Richard . Moretti, Franco (2011). Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World. Duke University Press Books. The book examines the great tradition of the novel of youth – Wilhelm Meister, Pride and Prejudice, The Red and the Black, Eugene Onegin, Lost Illusions, Great Expectations, Sentimental Education, Middlemarch. considered as the symbolic form that allowed nineteenth-century culture to make sense of the political revolutions and economic transformations of western modernity.

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. Библиографические данные. The Way of the World: The Bildungsroman in European Culture. Перевод: Albert Sbragia.

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.

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Re-Bildung the European Bildungsroman. com User, September 29, 2002. Franco Moretti is one of those rare critics who consistently churns out books that-though never unassailably argued or immaculately eless change forever the way you read a genre. In "The Way of the World," Moretti sets his sights on the European Bildungsroman. Recently Viewed and Featured.

Wilhelm Meister, Elizabeth Bennet, Julien Sorel, Rastignac, Jane Eyre, Bazaroz, Dorothea Brooke ... the golden age of the European novel discovers a new collective protagonist: youth. It is problematic and restless youth—“strange” characters, as their own creators often say—arising from the downfall of traditional societies. But even more than that, youth is the symbolic figure for European modernity: that sudden mix of great expectations and lost illusions that the bourgeois world learns to “read”, and to accept, as if it were a novel.The Way of the World, with its unique combination of narrative theory and social history, interprets the Bildungsroman as the great cultural mediator of nineteenth-century Europe: a form which explores the many strange compromises between revolution and restoration, economic take-off and aesthetic pleasure, individual autonomy and social normality.
Comments: (2)
Keel
Franco Moretti is one of those rare critics who consistently churns out books that--though never unassailably argued or immaculately interpretive--nevertheless change forever the way you read a genre. In "The Way of the World," Moretti sets his sights on the European Bildungsroman.
Moretti's basic argument is that the Bildungsroman genre served, in its various national incarnations, both to reveal and modify the processes of socialization--of putting each member of society into his or her proper place within the society--specific to each culture represented. He begins with an innovative reading of Napoleon at Waterloo and its innumerable literary reproductions throughout the 19th century, arguing that societies embroiled in Napoleonic Republicanism developed radically different styles of envisioning the individual's position vis-à-vis society than were evident in the societies Napoleon didn't reach (namely England, whose Bildungsroman Moretti finds unpalatably reactionary, "far more elementary and limited than its continental counterparts"). This framework enables closer readings of Stendhal, Goethe, Brontë, Dickens, Flaubert, Balzac, Austen, Pushkin, etc.
Implicit in Moretti's thesis is a valorization of all things Napoleonic that gives slightly favorable treatment to those works whose individualism pits the protagonist against a repressive society (Stendhal's Sorel is a fave here), as against the less progressive tendencies of, say, Dickens, whose heroes are constantly checked--and who constantly ALLOW themselves to be checked--in their efforts to reach beyond the lot afforded them by a rigidly hierarchized industrial society (David Copperfield, Pip, etc.).
"The Way of the World" combines an amazing attention to detail with an equally amazing occasional lack of it. Moretti's readings of Stendhal are at times revelatory, but finally incomplete, as he fails to account for punishments meted out by the text. Is Stendhal really more progressive than Dickens simply because Stendhal's heroes end up dead and Dickens' end up employed? This may make the heroes more progressive in Stendhal, but the text seems to perform its own brutal socialization, checking the protagonists even more definitively than Dickens ever does. Likewise, the lack of treatment of Thackeray, a huge figure who could have single-handedly troubled Moretti's pronouncements on the supposedly conservative English version of the genre, is palpable.
The fact is, though, this is an illuminating book. You won't be able to read anything written in the 19th century the same way afterwards. Moretti reveals novels for what they are--vicarious testing grounds for various ways of being in the world--and goes a long way toward making us more attentive to what subtle social messages they convey and what those messages can do to us.
Bloodhammer
A sharp, profound and provocative work of criticism. "The way of the world" deals with the origins and bifurcations of the European novel in full depth. Never afraid of shaking the foundations of theory, Moretti questions Lukács and Bakhtin in order to propose his ideas by complementing theirs. All in all this is a insightful study of the novel that sheds light on its connection with Modernity. Brilliant.
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