A topic that has become increasingly central to the study of art, performance and literature, the term mimesis has long been used to refer to the relationship between an image and its ‘real’ original. However, recent theorists have extended the concept, highlighting new perspectives on key concerns, such as the nature of identity.
Matt Potolsky presents a clear introduction to this potentially daunting concept, examining:
A multidisciplinary study of a term rapidly returning to the forefront of contemporary theory, Mimesis is a welcome guide for readers in such fields as literature, performance and cultural studies.
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Review: MimesisUser Review - Mjhancock - Goodreads
Potolsky's book delivers exactly what it sets out to do: it's a nice overview of the concept of mimesis in Western history from Plato up to the time of the book's publication. All in all, there's ... Read full review
Review: MimesisUser Review - Goodreads
Very interesting. Covered several different aspects/theories of mimesis and reached across many different disciplines. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in anything.
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