imitation, especially imitative representation of the real world in art and literature
postmodern writing "turns out to be mimetic after all [...]"
quoting Brian McHale in Postmodernist Fiction
on the purpose of fiction
Biblical style is famous for its stony reticence, for a mimesis that Erich Auerbach called 'fraught with background'
although they preserve such experience, they do so at a mimetic remove