Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature / Edition 50
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.
Fiftieth-Anniversary edition with a New introduction by Edward W. Said
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the Fiftieth-Anniversary Edition ix 1.Odysseus' Scar 3 2.Fortunata 24 3.The Arrest of Peter Valvomeres 50 4.Sicharius and Chramnesindus 77 5.Roland Against Ganelon 96 6.The Knight Sets Forth 123 7.Adam and Eve 143 8.Farinata and Cavalcante 174 9.Frate Alberto 203 10.Madame Du Chastel 232 11.The World in Pantagruel's Mouth 262 12.L'Humaine Condition 285 13.The Weary Prince 312 14.The Enchanted Dulcinea 334 15.The Faux Dévot 359 16.The Interrupted Supper 395 17.Miller the Musician 434 18.In the Hôtel de la Mole 454 19.Germinie Lacerteux 493 20.The Brown Stocking 525 Epilogue 554 Appendix 559 Index 575