Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature / Edition 50

Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature / Edition 50

ISBN-10:
069111336X
ISBN-13:
9780691113364
Pub. Date:
04/07/2003
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691113364
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 04/07/2003
Edition description: Fiftieth-Anniversary edition with a New introduction by Edward W. Said
Pages: 616
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.33(d)

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

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