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Autore tedesco 1892 1957 Saggio critica letteraria Edizione PBE del 1975.E uno di quei testi che annullano il concetto di tempo relativo.Dimostra che certi scritti sono legati solo al tempo giovane Il tempo maturo ha pi riferimenti, informazioni, ma perde in elasticit e concentrazione.E non dipende dal punto di vista in cui mi colloco L oggettivit una fregatura.Ogni tanto ogni tanto ravano un po sugli scaffali Lo chiamo togliere la polvere o riordino, cos mi capitano tra le mani libri che dovrei rileggere senso di colpa , altri di cui non ricordo quasi nulla senso di frustrazione , e quelli che a rileggerli dovrei tornare sulle frasi almeno due volte senso di inadeguatezza.Polvere sui libri magico potere del riordino Chissenefrega.9.12.2017 This thing blew my mind. #Free E-pub ⚪ Mimesis: Dargestellte Wirklichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur ò 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 There Is No Other Work In Contemporary Literary Criticism Known To Me That Is Comparable In Scope, In Analytical And Historical Richness It Is Actually A History Of European Literature From The Odyssey To Ulysses And Shows A Quiet Mastery Of All The Literatures Of The West I Can Never Pick Up This Book Without Learning From It And Without Marveling At The Penetration With Which Auerbach S Handling Of His Subject The Different Forms By Which The Great European Writers Have Shaped Their Ideas Of Reality Lead Him To A New Understanding Of All Postclassical Literature Alfred Kazin, American Scholar I read this in a reading discussion 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 Urbana.We 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 Auerbach.I would love to do this again some day with other intelligent, well read, interested, and interesting people. MimesisBy Erich Auerbach 1892 1957 Auerbach was a German philologue, literature critic and author of the German Romantic tradition Mimesis or by the subtitle Imitation of Reality in Western Literature is a work of Philological analysis of selected chapters of outstanding works of literature since the beginning of records.Instead of providing a definition to explain his aim, the author takes the reader to comparisons of historical and linguistic aspects By Homer in the Odyssey the return of Ulysses to Penelope The Old Testament by early Hebraic authors God s test of Abraham s faith Petronius s Satyricon Ammianus Marcellinus report of the arrestation of Petrus Volvomeres Gr goire de Tours Histoire des Francs Rolands Song how he was appointed to lead the rearguard of the French army Chretien de Troyes Yvain, the story of one of King Arthurs knights Adam, a mystery Christmas play of the 12th century, by anonymous Dante Alighieri s Devine Comedy, Farinata and Cavalcante Boccaccio s Decameron, Frate Alberto Antoine de la Sale s Madame du Chastel Rabelais Pantagruel Montaigne s Essais, the Human condition Shakespeare s Henry IV., the tired Prince Cervantes Don Quijote Dulcinea bewitched La Bruyere s Caracteres The Hypocrite Abb Prevost s Manon Lescaut Schiller s drama Luise Millerin Stendhal s Rouge et Noire Hotel de la Mole Brothers Goncourt s Germinie Lacerteux Virginia Woolf s To the Lighthouse We can see that the author s selection of literature covers almost three thousand years.His proposed chapters are presented in its original language It is, therefore, an advantage for the reader to be multilingual for easy reading and understanding.This book is for me the first purely Philological work with a wealth of culture revealed in each chapter I would highly recommend it to all readers of classics and lovers of literature per se. MimesisBy Erich Auerbach 1892 1957 Auerbach was a German philologue, literature critic and author of the German Romantic tradition Mimesis or by the subtitle Imitation of Reality in Western Literature is a work of Philological analysis of selected chapters of outstanding works of literature since the beginning of records.Instead of providing a definition to explain his aim, the author takes the reader to comparisons of historical and linguistic aspects By Homer in the Odyssey the return of Ulysses to Penelope The Old Testament by early Hebraic authors God s test of Abraham s faith Petronius s Satyricon Ammianus Marcellinus report of the arrestation of Petrus Volvomeres Gr goire de Tours Histoire des Francs Rolands Song how he was appointed to lead the rearguard of the French army Chretien de Troyes Yvain, the story of one of King Arthurs knights Adam, a mystery Christmas play of the 12th century, by anonymous Dante Alighieri s Devine Comedy, Farinata and Cavalcante Boccaccio s Decameron, Frate Alberto Antoine de la Sale s Madame du Chastel Rabelais Pantagruel Montaigne s Essais, the Human condition Shakespeare s Henry IV., the tired Prince Cervantes Don Quijote Dulcinea bewitched La Bruyere s Caracteres The Hypocrite Abb Prevost s Manon Lescaut Schiller s drama Luise Millerin Stendhal s Rouge et Noire Hotel de la Mole Brothers Goncourt s Germinie Lacerteux Virginia Woolf s To the Lighthouse We can see that the author s selection of literature covers almost three thousand years.His proposed chapters are presented in its original language It is, therefore, an advantage for the reader to be multilingual for easy reading and understanding.This book is for me the first purely Philological work with a wealth of culture revealed in each chapter I would highly recommend it to all readers of classics and lovers of literature per se. Studying the progressive combination of tragic seriousness with the everyday.Odysseus 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 personalities lives exist in preserved vividness even in the afterlife.Frate 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 it.L Humaine Condition Montaigne s conflation unity 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 Everyman.The 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 personages.The Enchanted Dulcinea The equanimity of Don Quixote s illusion forgoes all questions of value and tragic comic strata Everybody exists rightly where they are, including the remarkably intelligent Don Quixote 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 questioning 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 This book is encompassing and mind bending in that specifically unique way that will make some people revere it like a religious text and will drive other people absolutely nuts As you can see from all the stars I threw at it in my rating, I leantowards the former camp I can very much understand why how someone would wind up disagreeing with Auerbach s thesis and evenso with his methodology in getting there , but at the same time this book has such an open, ambitious, and kind of lovely approach to literature that I couldn t help but falling in love with it a little And I honestly do believe that reading it will make you a better reader and a better writer.Auerbach s main theme is the issue of how reality is represented in literature, particularly how a relatively strict separation of styles and classes gave way in slips and bursts towards amodern sense of realism in which everyday accidentals could be imbued with tragic weight He traces the main impetus behind this trend to Christianity, particularly the manner in which the story of Christ broke down traditional literary barriers by allotting tragic weight and grand importance to people who were frequently from the lowest classes of society This, however, did not immediately lead to a modern sense of realistic representation, predominantly because Christianity also brought with it the concept of figuralism the idea that every little detail to be represented stands not only for itself, but something in the future and the past, all the better to tie together universal history in a Christian framework Dante s Comedy is particularly key for Auerbach in this argument Modern realism takes longer to get going, needing to proceed through a labyrinth of expressions from Shakespeare s limited mixing of styles to neo classicism in the 18th century, and leading to the birth of modern realism in the Romantic movement That s a summary that really doesn t do justice to the work, which is just bursting at the seams with ideas and observations Auerbach clearly knows loads of stuff about loads of things, and he brings all of it to work for him here the work covers a solid 3,000 years of literary history but never feels too diffuse I think a lot of that is because Auerbach grounds all of his chapters in specific, concrete texts That opens him up to accusations that he simply cherry picked unrepresentative examples to suit his case, and that s a fair point and one that Auerbach is explicitly acknowledges But I think on the whole he makes a compelling case, and this work deserves 5 stars if only for its sheer breadth of ambition and imagination.PS It s an undeniably dense book, but one that can be understood even if you re not familiar with literary theory I m definitely not and even if you haven t read all the works he spotlights I d love to hear how a modern literary scholar would view this work. Maybe the most impressive work of literary criticism ever written, not least because of the circumstances under which it was composed Auerbach, a German philologist fired by the Nazis for being a Jew, in exile in an Istanbul library as European civilization destroyed itself re imagining the literature that had given it birth The book s insights are inexhaustible I ve returned to it again and again for 30 years. Fleeing the Nazis in 1935, the noted German philologist and scholar of comparative literature and criticism Erick Auerbach settled in Istanbul where, without access to his extensive library, he wroteMimesis The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, a prime example of what subsequent scholars have come to call historicism This is an amazing book, as fascinating as it is dense, as provocative in its ideas as it is impressive For the interested reader I would suggest beginning with Auerbach s four page Epilogue, rereading it at the end I wish I had done so it would have clarified Auerbach s argument for me at the onset and helped me avoid floundering with definitions and connotations especially of reality for the first one hundred pages or so.Auerbach proceeds chronologically, starting with Homeric and Hebraic literature and continuing through the modernist novels of Woolf, Proust, and Joyce Throughout the book he strives to follow the process by which literature became progressively realistic, by which he means that it deals in a serious way with the day to day life of ordinary people After his initial Homeric Hebraic chapter he moves on to early Christian religion philosophy and its writings before tackling the works of Roman authors during the early and middle parts of the first millennium CE He moves on to medieval epics from France and Germany, touching upon French romance poetry as well, before arriving at the works of Dante and Boccaccio His insights into all this literature go beyond supports for his primary thesis, and the informed reader will find himself enlightened and challenged at every turn Not that all of Auerbach s arguments are convincing, but that hardly matters rarely has there been such a delightful opportunity to learn from and argue with such an erudite thinker.Continuing, Auerbach uses an exploration of Rabelais to develop his theme, then turning to Montaigne, Shakespeare, and Cervantes Moli re is next, and then Pr vost Not to neglect the Germans, he discusses the works of Schiller before returning to France and Stendhal This leads almost inevitably to Flaubert, Balzac, and Goncourt, which then brings the text at last to the English modernists.This summary suggestsof a romp than this long, carefully crafted, deep and thoughtful book actually represents Its 555 pages are best taken in small bites, carefully chewed and digested I read only ten pages a day, finding that I needed to ruminate upon and assimilate those pages before I was ready for another meal But what a treat it was to be exposed to a mind and to ideas so stimulating, so fresh, and so incisive I am so glad that I discovered the book and took the time and effort to immerse myself in it.