Erich Auerbach and the Crisis of German Philology: The by Avihu Zakai

By Avihu Zakai

This e-book analyzes and contextualizes Auerbach’s lifestyles and brain within the broad ideological, philological, and old context of his time, specifically the increase of Aryan philology and its eventual triumph with the Nazi Revolution or the Hitler Revolution in Germany of 1933. It bargains particularly along with his fight opposed to the premises of Aryan philology, in accordance with völkisch mysticism and Nazi historiography, which eradicated the previous testomony from German Kultur and Volksgeist specifically, and Western tradition and civilization typically. It examines intimately his apologia for, or protection and justification of, Western Judaeo-Christian humanist culture at its gravest existential second. It discusses Auerbach’s final target, which used to be to counter the overt racist developments and völkish ideology in Germany, or the idea locally of Blood and destiny of the German humans, which sharply unique among Kultur and civilization and glorified völkisch nationalism over ecu civilization. the amount contains an research of the total twenty chapters of Auerbach’s so much celebrated e-book:  Mimesis: The illustration of truth in Western Literature, 1946.   

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