Time, history, and literature : selected essays of Erich Auerbach / edited and with an introduction by James I. Porter ; translated by Jane O. Newman.

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  • Works. Selections
  • Selected essays of Erich Auerbach
  • Princeton : Princeton University Press 2016
Physical description
xlix, 284 pages ; 23 cm
  • 9780691169071
  • Translated from the German.
  • This translation originally published: 2014.
  • Second printing, and first paperback printing, 2016.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Translated from the German.
  • Pt. I History and the Philosophy of History: Vico, Herder, and Hegel -- 1. Vico's Contribution to Literary Criticism (1958) -- 2. Vico and Herder (1932) -- 3. Giambattista Vico and the Idea of Philology (1936) -- 4. Vico and Aesthetic Historism (1948) -- 5. Vico and the National Spirit (1955) -- 6. Idea of the National Spirit as the Source of the Modern Humanities (ca.1955) -- pt. II Time and Temporality in Literature -- 7. Figura (1938) -- 8. Typological Symbolism in Medieval Literature (1952) -- 9. On the Anniversary Celebration of Dante (1921) -- 10. Dante and Vergil (1931) -- 11. Discovery of Dante by Romanticism (1929) -- 12. Romanticism and Realism (1933) -- 13. Marcel Proust and the Novel of Lost Time (1927) -- pt. III Passionate Subjects, from the Bible to Secular Modernity -- 14. Passio as Passion (1941) -- 15. Three Traits of Dante's Poetry (1948) -- 16. Montaigne the Writer (1932) -- 17. On Pascal's Political Theory (1941) -- 18. Racine and the Passions (1927) -- 19. On Rousseau's Place in History (1932) -- 20. Philology of World Literature (1952).
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  • Aufsatzsammlung.
  • Bibliography
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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  • Erich Auerbach (1892-1957), best known for his classic literary study 'Mimesis', is celebrated today as a founder of comparative literature, a forerunner of secular criticism, and a prophet of global literary studies. Yet the true depth of Auerbach's thinking and writing remains unplumbed. This book presents a wide selection of Auerbach's essays, many of which are little known outside the German-speaking world.

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