9786071618917, titled "Mimesis: La RepresentaciÃ³n De La Realidad En La Literatura Occidental / the Representation of Reality in Western Literature" | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, July 9, 2014, cover price $19.95
9789681602826 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, December 31, 2006, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Erich Auerbach, investigador de las culturas romÃ¡nicas, es conocido por sus trabajos sobre literatura francesa.
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.
9780691113364 | 50 anv edition (Princeton Univ Pr, April 7, 2003), cover price $35.00
9780691012698 | Princeton Univ Pr, June 1, 1953, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A half-century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis still stands as a monumental achievement in literary criticism.
Product Description: Der Kulturhistoriker Erich Auerbach (1892-1957) zÃ¤hlt zu den bedeutendsten Kulturwissenschaftlern und Romanisten des 20. Jahrhunderts. Wie viele andere bedeutende Gelehrte emigrierte er frÃ¼h aus Deutschland, um der Verfolgung durch die Nationalsozialisten zu entgehen...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
9783110170399 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, March 1, 2001, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: Der Kulturhistoriker Erich Auerbach (1892-1957) zÃ¤hlt zu den bedeutendsten Kulturwissenschaftlern und Romanisten des 20.
Product Description: In this, his final book, Erich Auerbach writes, "My purpose is always to write history." Tracing the transformations of classical Latin rhetoric from late antiquity to the modern era, he explores major concerns raised in his Mimesis: the historical and social contexts in which writings were received, and issues of aesthetics, semantics, stylistics, and sociology that anticipate the concerns of the new historicism...read more
Product Description: Scenes from the Drama of European Literature was first published in 1984. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions...read more