A reading of the sacrifice of Abraham

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In his famous chapter on Odysseus' scar at the beginning of Mimesis, Erich Auerbach summarizes the stylistic contrast between the lavish detail and leisurely expansiveness of Homeric narrative on the one hand and the austerity of the Genesis story of Abraham and Isaac on the other.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-59
Number of pages17
JournalByzantine and Modern Greek Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • History
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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