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Nick Mount
Associate Professor, Dept. of English, University of Toronto

Affiliation with UVic English: Undergraduate Student, B.A. Hons 1993

Special Book: Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, Erich Auerbach

When did you first read this book:

The summer of 1993, just before my first year at UVic.

Describe why this book has special significance for you?

I’ve no idea how, but Mimesis was the first book I bought from the UVIc bookstore, before I even bought any textbooks, and the first work of literary criticism I ever read. Sadly it’s been mostly downhill ever since then.

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