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The alluring problem : an essay on irony

Author: D J Enright
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Enright, D.J. (Dennis Joseph), 1920-
Alluring problem.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)561268583
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D J Enright
ISBN: 0192122533 9780192122537
OCLC Number: 13329019
Description: vii, 178 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Definitions? --
The unexamined life not worth living: Kierkegaard, Socrates, Pascal --
Romantic irony --Milosz and the case against --
Situational --
Anatomy of an irony --
Ironic or not? --
Or only funny and sad? --
Ironies which aren't --
What the Bible tells us --
The fortunes of Faust --
Shakespearian --
Swift, Fielding, and bad taste --
Pope, Grass, and dogs --
Northanger Abbey and the double take --
Hardy perennial --
Jamesian --
Proustian --
Freud and the conservation of energy --
Politics --
Censorship --
Trade ironies --
Love and death --Sarcasm, the mighty brought low, the last laugh --
Chinese --
Negative freedom --
Must irony have a victim: can it be sweet?
Responsibility: D.J. Enright.
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