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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Sebnem rated it really liked it Oct 09, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Wandering Frame added it Nov 15, It reads like a hastily revised dissertation and kind of makes my skin crawl. Konuk’s illuminating study of Auerbach’s ambiguous relation to Turkey makes a valuable intervention in challenging the standard narrative about Auerbach’s exile.
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Central to the book is Erich Auerbach’s Mimesis: Account Options Sign in. Selcuk marked it as to-read Mar 25, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.
Kader Konuk asks why philologists like Erich Auerbach found humanism at home in Istanbul at the very moment it was banished from Europe. Watching the German ambassador to Turkey refuse to shake the hand of the Jewish violinist Licco Amar after a performance inSpitzer wrote a passionate letter to the German vice-consul.
She challenges the notion mimesix 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. 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 of modern comparatism.
Published September 21st by Stanford University Press.
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Ceren marked it as to-read Dec 17, It’s definitely worth reading, because honestly, there isn’t much written on the subject, and it’s a really interesting one. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The city, too, had bookshops catering to European readers, and it had, as well, a Dominican monastery with a rich collection of patristic materials.
Nilay Kaya marked it as to-read Jul 23, Seda rated it really liked it Jan 12, Please try again later. Auerbach in Turkey tells a fascinating story about the development of modern Turkey just as much as it does about Auerbach’s classic work. Interesting as this political analysis of present day Turkey is, its link to Auerbach is tenuous at best.
Her work poses a significant challenge to persistent beliefs about the ‘backwardness’ and ‘Orientalness’ of modern Turkey, revealing that Turkey has never been properly understood in the context of the Orientalism debate.