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Auerbach, Erich, 1892-1957


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    • Oʼerbakh, Erikh, 1892-1957
    • אוארבך, אריך
    • אוארבך, אריך, 1892־1957
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        1892
    • Death Date

        1957
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    • found: Vico, G. B. Die neue wissenschaft ... 1925.
    • found: Mimezis, 1957 or 1958:t.p. (Erikh Oʼerbakh [voc.])
    • found: Wikipedia 06-04-2018:(Erich Auerbach; Auerbach, who was Jewish and born in Berlin (1892), was trained in the German philological tradition and would eventually become, along with Leo Spitzer, one of its best-known scholars; after participating as a combatant in World War I, he earned a doctorate in 1921 at University of Greifswald, served as librarian at the Prussian State Library for some years, and in 1929 became a member of the philology faculty at the University of Marburg, publishing a well-received study entitled Dante: Poet of the Secular World; with the rise of National Socialism Auerbach was forced to vacate his position in 1935; exiled from Nazi Germany, he took up residence in Istanbul, Turkey, where he wrote Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature (1946), generally considered his masterwork.[4] Auerbach's life and work in Turkey is detailed and placed in historical and sociological context by Kader Konuk, East West Mimesis: Auerbach in Turkey (2010); he moved to the United States in 1947, teaching at Pennsylvania State University and then working at the Institute for Advanced Study; he was appointed professor of Romance philology at Yale University in 1950, a position he held until his death in 1957 in Wallingford, Connecticut)
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    • 1982-03-25: new
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