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Distant Horizons Digital Evidence and Literary Change

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ISBN-10: 022661283X

ISBN-13: 9780226612836

Edition: 2019

Authors: Ted Underwood

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Just as a traveler crossing a continent won't sense the curvature of the earth, one lifetime of reading can't grasp the largest patterns organizing literary history. This is the guiding premise behind Distant Horizons, which uses the scope of data newly available to us through digital libraries to tackle previously elusive questions about literature. Ted Underwood shows how digital archives and statistical tools, rather than reducing words to numbers (as is often feared), can deepen our understanding of issues that have always been central to humanistic inquiry.  Without denying the usefulness of time-honored approaches like close reading, narratology, or genre studies, Underwood argues…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/14/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 0.66" wide x 0.84" long x 0.06" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English