Anne Barton, 21 June 1984
Show More A New Mimesis: Shakespeare and the Representation of Reality by A.D. Nuttall.
Methuen, 209 pp., £12.95, September 1983, 0 416 31780 4Show More
“... Erich Auerbach’s celebrated study of the representation of reality in Western literature, Mimesis, was published in German in 1946. Grounded on the analysis (mainly syntactic) of passages selected from texts in some nine different languages, ranging from Homer and the Old Testament to Virginia Woolf, it assumes throughout that reality has an objective existence, is open to perception, and needs no apologetic inverted commas ...”