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Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature

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ISBN 10: 069111336X / 0-691-11336-X
ISBN 13: 9780691113364
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
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"There is no other work in contemporary literary criticism, known to me, that is comparable to ['Mimesis'] in scope, in analytical and historical richness; it is actually a history of European literature from the 'Odyssey' to 'Ulysses' and shows a quiet mastery of all the literatures of the West. I can never pick up this book without learning from it and without marveling at the penetration with which Auerbach's handling of his subject, the different forms by which the great European writers have shaped their idea of reality, leads him to a new understanding of all postclassical literature."

Alfred Kazin, American Scholar

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"Erich Auerbach begins his study by examining famous episodes in Homer and the Bible. He concludes by analyzing passages in Virginia Woolf and Proust. And his examinations include Tacitus, Petronius, St. Augustine, St. Francis, Dante, Boccaccio, Rabelais, Montaigne, Saint-Simon, Goethe, Schiller, Balzac, Stendhal, Flaubert and Zola, among many others....the compass and the richness of the book can hardly be exaggerated."

Delmore Schwartz, New York Times Book Review

 

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Book Description: Princeton University Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Fiftieth-Anniversary ed. 234 x 156 mm. Brand New Book. A half-century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach s Mimesis still stands as a monumental achievement in literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics. A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of Marburg in 1935. He left for Turkey, where he taught at the state university in Istanbul. There, he wrote Mimesis , publishing it in German after the end of the war. Displaced as he was, Auerbach produced a work of great erudition that contains no footnotes, basing his arguments instead on searching, illuminating readings of key passages from his primary texts. His aim was to show how, from antiquity to the twentieth century, literature progressed toward ever more naturalistic and democratic forms of representation. This essentially optimistic view of European history now appears as a defensive - and impassioned - response to the inhumanity he saw in the Third Reich. Ranging over works in Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English, Auerbach used his remarkable skills in philology and comparative literature to refute any narrow form of nationalism or chauvinism, in his own day and ours. For many readers, both inside and outside the academy, Mimesis is among the finest works of literary criticism ever written. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780691113364

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Book Description: Princeton University Press, United States, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Fiftieth-Anniversary ed. 234 x 156 mm. Brand New Book. A half-century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach s Mimesis still stands as a monumental achievement in literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics. A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of Marburg in 1935. He left for Turkey, where he taught at the state university in Istanbul. There, he wrote Mimesis , publishing it in German after the end of the war. Displaced as he was, Auerbach produced a work of great erudition that contains no footnotes, basing his arguments instead on searching, illuminating readings of key passages from his primary texts. His aim was to show how, from antiquity to the twentieth century, literature progressed toward ever more naturalistic and democratic forms of representation. This essentially optimistic view of European history now appears as a defensive - and impassioned - response to the inhumanity he saw in the Third Reich. Ranging over works in Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English, Auerbach used his remarkable skills in philology and comparative literature to refute any narrow form of nationalism or chauvinism, in his own day and ours. For many readers, both inside and outside the academy, Mimesis is among the finest works of literary criticism ever written. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780691113364

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