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Author Konuk, Kader.

Title East-West mimesis : Auerbach in Turkey / Kader Konuk
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction -- Humanism goes east -- Turkish humanism -- Mimicry in modern Turkey : the place of German and Turkish Jews -- Germany on the Bosporus : Nazi conspiracies and émigré politics -- Writing Mimesis in Istanbul -- Epilogue : Turkey's humanist legacy
Summary 'East West Mimesis' follows the plight of German-Jewish humanists who escaped Nazi persecution by seeking exile in a Muslim-dominated society. Kader Konuk asks why philologists like Erich Auerbach found humanism at home in Istanbul at the very moment it was banished from Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Auerbach, Erich, 1892-1957.
Humanism -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish refugees -- Turkey -- Istanbul.
Literary historians -- Turkey -- Istanbul.
Philologists -- Turkey -- Istanbul.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- Turkish influences.
Turkey -- Civilization -- Western influences.
Turkey -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009048662
ISBN 0804775753 (electronic bk.)
9780804775755 (electronic bk.)