By Kader Konuk,Victoria Holbrook
Central to the ebook is Erich Auerbach's Mimesis: The illustration of truth in Western Literature, written in Istanbul after he fled Germany in 1936. Konuk attracts on a few of Auerbach's key concepts—figura as a manner of conceptualizing heritage and mimesis as a method of representing reality—to convey how Istanbul formed Mimesis and to appreciate Turkey's humanist reform circulation as one of those cultural mimesis.
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