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As Kader Konuk shows in his detailed and pointedly argued new book, East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey, this statement, and the scholarly romance it has. East West Mimesis follows the plight of German-Jewish humanists who escaped Nazi persecution by seeking exile in a Muslim-dominated. Read the full-text online edition of East-West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey () .

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English Choose a language for shopping. Michael marked it as to-read Nov 21, If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that aierbach Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Auerbach in Turkey on your Kindle in under a minute.

A lot of sweeping claims are made, and repeated, but never really fleshed out in a compelling way the whole idea of cultural mimesis is basically restated without ever being developed. Ceren marked it as to-read Dec 17, The city, too, had bookshops catering to European readers, and it had, as well, a Dominican monastery with a rich collection of patristic materials. Al rated it it was amazing Jan 22, There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Central to the book is Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis: Hence, I show how the trope aest detachment, central to the aesthetics of modernism, came to assume a different meaning after the onset of mass emigration in Please try again later.


But one wishes it were a better book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Simon added it Apr 27, Don’t have a Kindle? Auerbach in Turkey tells a fascinating story about the development of modern Turkey just as much as it does about Auerbach’s classic work.

One of the most illuminating sections of this book reveals the place of Jews in Turkish historical identity. Trevor Kidd rated it really liked it Sep 14, The Place of German and Turkish Jews. She challenges the notion of exile as synonymous with intellectual isolation and shows the recipr East West Mimesis follows the plight of German-Jewish humanists who escaped Nazi persecution by seeking exile in a Muslim-dominated society.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Stanford University Press Amazon. Stanford University Press, By making literary critical concepts productive for our understanding of Turkish cultural history, the book provides a new approach to the study of East-West relations.

Victoria Rowe Holbrook Translator. Central to the book is Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis: The topic is fascinating, but the material sast strangely scattershot and the writing is not so hot.

Dest Edition Verified Purchase. East West Mimesis deepens our understanding of how Turkey’s project of strengthening its ties with Europe in the s opened Turkish culture to its classical heritage, at the same time that its reclaiming of Western secular humanism as a shared legacy served to obscure the problematic histories of racial minorities in Turkish society.


East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey by Kader Konuk

Simultaneously, Konuk significantly yurkey Auerbach as a critic who, far from absorbing Turkish transformations of secular life into his writing, decontexualized the cultural and religious environment in which he was located.

Trivia About East West Mimesis Konuk offers a model of comparative literary scholarship that attends keenly to the locations in which major critical works are produced, restoring the histories of those places even as they are displaced by concerns that appear to be far removed from the tumultuous changes wwst at the scene of writing.

The book draws on archival material accessible only to those who can read Turkish. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Start reading East West Mimesis: Read more Read less. Selcuk marked it as to-read Mar 25, It’s definitely worth reading, because honestly, there isn’t much written on the subject, and it’s a really interesting one.

View freely available titles: Built on the Johns Wes University Campus. Auerbach in Turkeythis statement, and the scholarly romance it has engendered, is largely untrue.