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NLR 34, July-August 2005

A landmark engagement with Franco Moretti’s triptych of essays, Graphs, Maps, Trees. What forms of logic underpin the use of evolutionary models to lay bare the survival strategies of the detective story, or trace the mutations of a border-hopping stylistic technique? And what political implications follow from basing an account of literary history on the outcome of the market?

Christopher Prendergast

Evolution and Literary History

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Christopher Prendergast ‘Evolution and Literary History’, NLR 34

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