We strive to deliver the best value to our customers and ensure complete satisfaction for all our textbook rentals.
You can return your online books for any reason within our refund period – no questions asked.
Every order is available for express shipping, and return shipping is always free.
You'll be happy with the quality of your books (or we'll ship you another one on our dime).
You can extend your rental at any time – at the same cheap daily rental rate.
If you decide to keep the book it will never cost more than the purchase price.
As always, you have access to over 5 million titles. Plus, you can choose from 5 rental periods, so you only pay for what you’ll use. And if you ever run into trouble, our top-notch U.S. based Customer Service team is ready to help by email, chat or phone.
* Free shipping excludes HI, AK and PR.
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Txt)
Supplemental materials are not guaranteed for used textbooks or rentals (access codes, DVDs, workbooks).
Illusion and the Drama: Critical Theory of the Enlightenment and Romantic Era
Burwick examines the debate over illusion from Johnson to Coleridge in England, Diderot to Stendhal in France, and Lessing to A. W. Schlegel in Germany.Although few critics still define illusion in contrast to reality, the essential distinction is between illusion as perceived reality and as hallucination or delusion. The concept of illusion as debated in...
Burwick examines the debate over illusion from Johnson to Coleridge in England, Diderot to Stendhal in France, and Lessing to A. W. Schlegel in Germany.Although few critics still define illusion in contrast to reality, the essential distinction is between illusion as perceived reality and as hallucination or delusion. The concept of illusion as debated in contemporary critical theory has been shaped by developments that took place during the transition from Enlightenment to Romantic thought. Burwick provides a commentary on illusion in contemporary criticism, emphasizing the ways in which such critics as Husserl and Heidegger, Gadamer and Gombrich, Derrida, and Adorno have dealt with the subjective dimensions of aesthetic response. He describes two extreme positions that were asserted in the eighteenth century, the perfect illusion in which the work of art is perceived as reality and the insistence on a skeptical distance. He deals with various arguments that locate the source of illusion in the acting, in the audience, in the play, in the imagination, and in the staging effects.Burwick devotes a chapter to two of the foremost Romantic critics of the drama Samuel Taylor Coleridge and August Wilhelm Schlegel. After clarifying the prominent issues discussed by their contemporaries and immediate predecessors, he shows the radical differences between the criticism of Schlegel and Coleridge, thus dispelling the charge that Coleridge s lectures on Shakespeare are marred by plagiarism of Schlegel s ideas.
Since launching the first textbook rental site in 2006, BookRenter has never wavered from our mission to make education more affordable for all students. Every day, we focus on delivering students the best prices, the most flexible options, and the best service on earth. On March 13, 2012 BookRenter.com, Inc. formally changed its name to Rafter, Inc. We are still the same company and the same people, only our corporate name has changed.