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The big book of irony

Author: Jon Winokur
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
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Jon Winokur defines and classifies irony and contrasts it with coincidence and cynicism, and other oft-confused concepts that many think are ironic--Publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Winokur
ISBN: 9780312354831 0312354835
OCLC Number: 71266638
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 174 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Note on bonus irony --
Toward a definition of irony --
Irony versus... --
Forms of irony --
Annals of irony --
Irony takes a holiday --
Irony in action --
Bastions of irony --
Masters of irony --
Against irony --
In defense of irony --
Ironic, no? --
Are you ironic? --
Index.
Responsibility: Jon Winokur.
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Talks about the various forms of irony: verbal irony, ambient irony, visual irony and dramatic irony. Including a history of irony, lists of ironic phenomena, and capsule profiles of such world-class  Read more...

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"This gleefully witty treatise, a playful exploration of irony by someone who has mastered it himself, opens with definitions of irony and explanations of its many forms. Winokur (The Portable Read more...

 
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