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21 février 2014 5 21 /02 /février /2014 21:56

Have you ever heard of the "L.U.S.A." ? :o)

Have a glance at this map :

http://moreintelligentlife.com/sites/default/files/legacy/Literary%20america.jpg

it's a map of the Literary United States of America !

The map was created by Geoff SAWERS and Bridget Hannigan, and dealt with by Simon GARFIELD "Mapping America Writers", an article from  The Economist 's Intelligent Life website (November 2012).

Nowadays word clouds allow us to create any kind of picture-shaped meaningful groups of words. Computers help us do them, but... literary maps aren't recent !

Geoff Sawers and Bridget Hannigan also created literary maps of....

Ireland :

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/a0/4f/e3/a04fe3e211911e0298cb60d6738d6515.jpg

the United Kingdom :

http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/literary-map-2678-p.jpg

The literary map of Wales

was created by Geoff Sawers and Gwyn Tudur Davies

http://www.theliterarygiftcompany.com/ekmps/shops/danihall/images/literary-map-of-wales-map-llenorion-cymru-7403-p%5Bekm%5D250x250%5Bekm%5D.jpg

Mind that the authors' names are not randomly located on the map : as Simon GARFIELD explains in his article, as for the U.S.A., "The project exposed literary trends : a tight concentration of old-school stars in the east, and of younger, more experimental writers spreading, pioneer-style, westwards."

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