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Figura constituye un texto central para comprender una concepción del tiempo histórico, decisivo en la tradición cultural y literaria europea. En este ensayo, Auerbach no sólo reconstruye los múltiples sentidos que el término «figura» ofrece desde sus primeras apariciones y transformaciones en las obras más signifi-cativas de la literatura grecolatina, pagana y cristiana, ...more
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Now THAT'S how you read Dante!
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I think I have to reread it three times and even then will not understand it fully, but even reading it once tremendously helps to understand the figura and its evolution. Very interesting insight
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I must have read this essay a hundred times already. I am obsessed with it. This must be Auerbach's best essay. He has captured me.
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German philologist Erich Auerbach served as professor of Romance philology at Marburg University (1929-35), taught at the Turkish State University in Istanbul (1936-47), and became professor of French and Romance philology at Yale University in 1950. He published several books and many papers on Dante, Medieval Latin literature, methods of historical criticism, and the influence of Christian symbo ...more
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