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Mimesis : the representation of reality in Western literature

Author: Erich Auerbach; Edward W Said
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 50th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Erich Auerbach's 'Mimesis' still stands as a monumental achievement in literary criticism which has taught generations how to read Western literature. This expanded edition includes an introductory essay by Edward Said, and an essay by Auerbach, translated into English, in which he responds to his critics.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Auerbach; Edward W Said
ISBN: 0739454129 9780739454121 069111336X 9780691113364
OCLC Number: 51264475
Description: xxxii, 579 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to the Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition --
1. Odysseus' Scar --
2. Fortunata --
3. The Arrest of Peter Valvomeres --
4. Sicharius and Chramnesindus --
5. Roland Against Ganelon --
6. The Knight Sets Forth --
7. Adam and Eve --
8. Farinata and Cavalcante --
9. Frate Alberto --
10. Madame Du Chastel --
11. The World in Pantagruel's Mouth --
12. L'Humaine Condition --
13. The Weary Prince --
14. The Enchanted Dulcinea --
15. The Faux Devot --
16. The Interrupted Supper --
17. Miller the Musician --
18. In the Hotel de la Mole --
19. Germinie Lacerteux --
20. The Brown Stocking.
Other Titles: Mimesis.
Responsibility: by Erich Auerbach ; translated from the German by Willard R. Trask ; with a new introduction by Edward W. Said.
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