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Department
English
Course
ENG280H1
Professor
Chris Warley
Semester
Fall

Description
ENG280October 17Kristen Young Auerbach is basically the Michael Jordan of literatureMimesisimitation representationIn scholarly divisions you either read or know lots of languagesoAuerbach does both but wears his learning lightlyBegins at a moment of the return backThe scar is the thing that allows Odysseus to be recognizedBegins by describing the scene then describes the styleEverything has been externalized in HomerHomeric procedure 1031oHow Auerbach describes how Homer writesTheres no depth no backstoryThe present narration is the only presentoIt completely consumes the mind of the readerThe origin of styleHomeroConstantly bring everything to the lightoNever leave anything unexplainedoThere is no mystery no depthEverything is fixed in spatial and temporal relations 1032Compulsion to make everything visibleexternalized is the Homeric procedureoDont need to go back and ask what Homer was thinking because he tells usThe Bible doesnt give us the spatial relations that are present in HomerThe Elohists are not compelled to make everything vi
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