3.1183 Auerbach's `Figura' (62)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Mon, 19 Mar 90 20:47:58 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1183. Monday, 19 Mar 1990.

(1) Date: 17 March 1990 11:36:52 CST (22 lines)
From: "M. R. Sperberg-McQueen " <U15440@UICVM>
Subject: Auerbach, Figura

(2) Date: 19 March 1990 (22 lines)
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: `Figura' auf Deutsch

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Date: 17 March 1990 11:36:52 CST
From: "M. R. Sperberg-McQueen " <U15440@UICVM>
Subject: Auerbach, Figura

My ancient notecards indicate that Auerbach's essay
Figura appeared (also?) in Archivum Romanicum 22 (1938):
436-89. -- I don't know anything about the journal, but
perhaps it will be easier to locate than the other source.

It might also be worth looking at Auerbach's Gesammelte
Aufsaetze zur romanischen Philologie (1967) which might
possibly include Figura, but which in any case has a
"Schriftenverzeichnis Erich Auerbachs," that is, a list of
Auerbach's publications, on pp. 365-69.

(I owe the last information to a combination of my scruffy
old note cards and the Berkeley on-line catalogue. Yes,
folks, I've started telnetting to other libraries and am
now a convert.)

Marian Sperberg-McQueen
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
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Date: 19 March 1990
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: `Figura' auf Deutsch

I now have more than one source claiming that Erich Auerbach's
`Figura' was apparently first published in German in Istanbul by
Istanbuler Schriften, issue 5, under the title `Neue Dantestudien'.
Thanks to M. R. Sperberg-McQueen, whose note above I saw when it
first arrived here, I've located `Figura' auf Deutsch in Auerbach's
_Gesammelte Aufsaetze zur romanischen Philologie_ (Bern: Francke Verlag,
1967): 55-92. I happened also to encounter an Italian translation in
_Studi di Dante_, 4th edn. (Milano: Feltrinelli, 1988). The person
working on Auerbach may be interested in Geoffrey Green, _Literary
Criticism and the Structure of History: Erich Auerbach and Leo Spitzer_
(Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1982), a book I just discovered in
the process of locating `Figura'. News of other discussions of Auerbach's
`figural interpretation' would be welcome.

Yours, Willard McCarty