Erich Auerbach — MIMESIS 1st printing 1946

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First edition of Auerbach’s influential main work: ‘Mimesis. The Representation of Reality in Western Literature’ . Erich Auerbach (1892-1957), important Romanist and cultural philosopher. In 1936, under the political pressure of the persecution of Jews, Auerbach and his family emigrated to Turkey, where he taught at the University of Istanbul. In 1947 Auerbach emigrated to the USA, where he remained throughout his life. Auerbach, along with Karl Vossler, Leo Spitzer and Ernst Robert Curtius, were among the most important representatives of his field. His main work Mimesis, written in exile in Turkey between 1942 and 1945, is still one of the fundamental works of western literary studies

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Mimesis. Dargestellte Wirchlichkeit in der abendländischen Literatur – FIRST EDITION. . Bern: A.Francke AG. Verlag, 1946. Bound in fine contemporary half calf with marbled sidepaper. 503 pp. Names of previous owners to inner cover else clean

Erich Auerbach — MIMESIS 1st printing 1946