Mimesis: the representation of reality in Western literature

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Gallimard, 1957 - Literary Criticism - 498 pages
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Review: Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition)

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This is one of those magisterial books tracking the development of literature. Auerbach explores each stage of the way poets and authors through the ages conveyed what they took to be reality. Each ... Read full review

Review: Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition)

User Review  - Bruce - Goodreads

Fleeing the Nazis in 1935, the noted German philologist and scholar of comparative literature and criticism Erick Auerbach settled in Istanbul where, without access to his extensive library, he wrote ... Read full review

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