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									                                      Auerbach’s Shakespeare
                                                                Seth Lerer




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      n the epilogue to his great work of literary criticism, Mimesis,
      Erich Auerbach reflects on the lack of European books and library sup-
      port for his project. A scholar of Romance languages and literatures,
Auerbach had been compelled to leave his post at the University of Mar-
burg because of the growing nazification of the German universities. He
had been declared a “full Jew” in October 1935, and his only recourse was
to emigrate. German academics had been trickling in to Istanbul, and that
city’s university had welcomed émigré scholars, not lea
								
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