Mimesis Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur [Pdf]

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Mimesis Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur

Summary Ç Mimesis Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur 100 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 criticsA German Jew Aue. If Borges writer of reflections labyrinths and expanses can be called master of the infinite then Auerbach must be that of the finite For Mimesis is a work which not only takes the limitations of literary representation for its subject but is selfsame spawned from finitude tragic and wholly contingent Exiled into a foreign library with but a ramshackle supply of scholarship to consult Auerbach ventures uixotically to trace from sheer erudition the development of historical consciousness through the ages We learn of the epochal struggles to delimit an autonomous realm for the aesthetic the unfathomability of depicting the phenomenal excess of everyday reality up until the modernist present Speaking of his contemporary literary condition Auerbach details the new temporal aesthetic of the novel In the masterpieces of Flaubert then Woolf Proust and Joyce time thickens becomes congealed such that exterior events turn into stations of repose for a multi perspectival subjectivity the uiet dignified sublime of the uotidian moment once and for all abolishes the ancient hierarchies of literary expression and in this movement claims Auerbach lies the potential for an trans linguistic post national aesthetic An optimistic prediction to be sure especially in light of the postmodern crisis of representation still to come with its splintering of totalities into so many local idioms Inevitably Auerbach s great work as the author himself confesses in an elegiac closing passage is circumscribed as all before and after by the course of time

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Summary Ç Mimesis Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur 100 Mocratic 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 writt. Studying the progressive combination of tragic seriousness with the everydayOdysseus Scar We are ever foregrounded in the present No such thing as flashbacks in the characters minds the narrator leaves aside the present narrative to tell a past narrative It is not therefore a multi layered telling as is common in modern fiction but a simple movement on a linear surface line progressive awareness of social strata the backgrounded figural meaning etc Farinate and Cavalcante With Dante comes the vernacular A mediation between elevated epic language and dialogic voices whose individual personalitieslives exist in preserved vividness even in the afterlifeFrate Alberto With Boccaccio comes the exaggeration of that visceral individuality the primacy of sensory experience and depiction The World in Pantagruel s Mouth Rabelais reflection of our world provided by the depiction and commentary of a superior world which is functionally identical except for the fact that it is aware of ours while ours is ignorant of itL Humaine Condition Montaigne s conflationunity of author and book Idiosyncrasy justified by a changing self reacting to a changing reality The human condition is contained within the lowest human being and not abstracted into an EverymanThe Weary Prince Though Shakespeare has aristocratic tendencies in making only the most socially noble characters tragic he is the Cosmic Poet because of the interrelatedness of this world he creates and which renews itself with each character No shyness to name low things amidst high tragedy all depictions are vividly validated Even Osric is given individuality despite his being only a plot device Shakespearean tragedy is distinct from Greek tragedy on two counts 1 the chronotopic possibility of a story is expanded to any time and place since society now has a sense of history and 2 tragic events stem from the heart of individual characters rather than from puppet personagesThe Enchanted Dulcinea The euanimity of Don uixote s illusion forgoes all uestions of value and tragiccomic strata Everybody exists rightly where they are including the remarkably intelligent Don uixote except when his madness strikes him The theme of the mad country gentleman who undertakes to revive knight errantry gave Cervantes an opportunity to present the world as play in that spirit of multiple perspective non judging and even non uestioning neutrality which is a brave form of wisdom 357 The Brown Stocking Woolf Joyce Proust narrative contingent on consciousness s unpredictability external events divested of hegemony the small and ordinary given primacy In this unprejudiced and exploratory type of representation we cannot but see to what an extent below the surface conflicts the differences between men s ways of life and forms of thought have already lessened The strata of societies and there different ways of life have become inextricably mingled There are no longer even exotic peoples Beneath the conflicts and also through them an economic and cultural leveling process is taking place It is still a long way to a common life of mankind on earth but the goal begins to be visible And it is most concretely visible now in the unprejudiced precise interior and exterior representation of the random moment in the lives of different people 552

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Summary Ç Mimesis Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur 100 Rbach 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 antiuity to the twentieth century literature progressed toward ever naturalistic and de. I read this in a readingdiscussion group with Dr Richard Stivers Dr James Van Der Laan Rochelle Stivers and Brian Simpson while in Normal at ISU and finished 18 months after moving to UrbanaWe read a chapter a month basically and also read whichever book went along with that chapter I am not sure when we started but it took us a couple of years Before reading the final chapter and Woolf s To the Lighthouse we read several other books from around that time frame that were not covered by AuerbachI would love to do this again some day with other intelligent well read interested and interesting people


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  • Mimesis Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur
  • Erich Auerbach
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  • 02 October 2018
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