The Limits of Illusion
A Critical Study of Calderon
Normal Price: $160.00
Your Price: $144.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Limits of Illusion by Anthony J. Cascardi
Book DescriptionThis is the first thorough study of Calderon in comparison with other important dramatists of the period: Lope de Vega and Tirso de Molina in Spain, Racine and Corneille in France, and Shakespeare and Marlowe in England. Cascardi studies Calderon's paradoxical engagement with illusion in its philosophical guise as scepticism. He shows on the one hand Calderon's moral will to reject illusion and on the other his theatrical need to embrace it. Cascardi discusses plays from every period to show how in Calderon's best work illusion is not rejected; instead, scepticism is absorbed. Calderon is placed in and defined against the philosophical line of Vives, Descartes, and Spinoza. Of central importance to this argument is Calderon's idea of theatre and the various transformations of that idea. This emphasis will give the book an additional interest to students, readers in philosophy and comparative literature.
Buy Limits of Illusion book by Anthony J. Cascardi from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780521262811
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-1984
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony J. Cascardi
Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Philosophy, Paperback (February 2014)
This Introduction provides an original, synthetic overview of the relations between literature and philosophy from ancient times to the present.
Art and Aesthetics After Adorno, Paperback (December 2010)
Theodor Adorno's "Aesthetic Theory (1970)" offers a critique of art and the aesthetics. But the cultural horizon of Adorno's "Aesthetic Theory" was the world of high modernism, and much has happened since then. Adorno's vision of aesthetics calls for reconsideration. This title features essays that addresses these questions.
Nietzsche's Negative Ecologies, Paperback (September 2009)
Offers an analysis of nihilism in Nietzsche's works. This title explores the significance of Nietzsche's views given the fact that a wide range of readers have come to embrace his ideas as new orthodoxy.
Limits of Illusion: A Critical Study of Calderon, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Anthony J. Cascardi
This is the first thorough study of Calderon in comparison with other important dramatists of the period.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Limits of Illusion book by Anthony J. Cascardi and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.