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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Auerbach in Turkey tells a fascinating story about the development of modern Turkey just as much as it does about Auerbach’s classic work. Hardcoverpages. Read more Read less.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. East West Mimesis deepens our understanding of how Turkey’s project of strengthening uaerbach 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 | Kader Konuk

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The mimesiis are short and somewhat schematically linked. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Selected pages Page 2. Stanford University Press, Simon added it Apr 27, Auerbach in Turkey Kader Konuk No preview available – Published September 21st by Stanford University Press.

East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey by Kader Konuk

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Contact Contact Us Help. Kader Konuk asks why philologists like Erich Auerbach found humanism at home in Istanbul at the very moment it was banished from Europe. Please try again later. Konuk’s illuminating study of Auerbach’s ambiguous relation to Turkey makes a valuable intervention mijesis challenging the standard narrative about Auerbach’s exile. By making literary critical concepts mimeais for our understanding of Turkish cultural history, the book provides a new approach to the study of East-West relations.

East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey

Konuk draws on some of Auerbach’s key concepts— figura as a way of conceptualizing history and mimesis as a means of representing reality—to show how Istanbul shaped Mimesis and to understand Turkey’s humanist reform movement as a type of cultural mimesis. Write a customer review.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Central to the book is Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis: Al rated it it was amazing Jan 22, 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. We have imagined him, the European Jewish philologist, sitting out the war in Istanbul, stripped of his colleagues and his library, working from memory to shape a history of Western literary realism.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The book draws on archival material accessible only to those who can read Turkish.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Sam rated it liked it May auerbavh, Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. Lotus-Eater marked it as to-read Aug 04, Basak rated it it was amazing Mar 12, English Choose a language for shopping. Simultaneously, Konuk significantly re-positions 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. Immensely readable and engaging, her book is distinguished by extensive archival research into a pivotal phase of modern Turkish cultural history, yielding rich insights into how this period of transformation impacted Auerbach’s groundbreaking work turky modern comparatism.


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 occurring at the scene of writing.

East West Mimesis follows the plight of German-Jewish humanists who escaped Nazi persecution by seeking exile in a Muslim-dominated society. Merve marked it as to-read Mar 24, One of the most illuminating sections of this book reveals the place of Jews in Turkish historical identity.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Book titles OR Journal titles. Account Options Sign in. Kader Konuk asks why philologists like Sast Auerbach found humanism at home in Istanbul at the very moment it was banished from Europe.