Mimesis

the representation of reality in Western literature. by Auerbach, Erich

Publisher: Princeton University Press in Princeton[N.J.]

Written in English
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Mimesis is certainly one of the half dozen most important literary-critical works of the twentieth century."--Fredric R.

Jameson "Written in exile, from what Auerbach called with grave irony his 'incomparable historical vantage point,'Mimesis is a magnificent achievement. For me, as for many others, this hugely ambitious, wise account of the /5(16). Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature This tightly-packed volume ( pages in my paperback edition) is a comprehensive survey of the landmarks in Western fiction, from Virgil’s the Odyssey to Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.

As Auerbach himself admits towards the end of his book he has had to be severely Cited by: Fleeing the Nazis inthe noted German philologist and scholar of comparative literature and criticism Erick Auerbach settled in Istanbul where, without access to his extensive library, he wrote Mimesis The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, a prime example of what subsequent scholars have come to call is an amazing book, as fascinating as /5.

Mimesis is certainly one of the half dozen most important literary-critical works of the twentieth century."--Fredric R. Jameson "Written in exile, from what Auerbach called with grave irony his 'incomparable historical vantage point, ' Mimesis is a magnificent achievement/5(3K).