Irony on occasion : from Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man (eBook, 2012) []
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Irony on occasion : from Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Irony on occasion : from Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Author: Kevin Newmark
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"What is it about irony--as an object of serious philosophical reflection and a literary technique of considerable elasticity--that makes it an occasion for endless critical debate? This book responds to this question by focusing on several key moments in German Romanticism and its afterlife in twentieth-century French thought and writing. It includes chapters on Friedrich Schlegel, Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Newmark, Kevin, 1951-
Irony on occasion.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011037021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Newmark
ISBN: 9780823240166 0823240169 9780823249398 0823249395 9780823242030 082324203X
OCLC Number: 787845988
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 370 pages)
Contents: Introduction: irony on occasion --
Romantic irony --
Friedrich Schlegel and the myth of irony --
Taking Kierkegaard apart: the concept of irony --
Modernity interrupted: Kierkegaard's Antigone --
Reading Kierkegaard: to keep intact the secret --
Fear and trembling: "Who is able to understand Abraham?" --
Postromantic irony --
Signs of the times: Nietzsche, deconstruction, and the truth of history --
Death in Venice: irony, detachment, and the aesthetic state --
Terrible flowers: Jean Paulhan and the irony of rhetoric --
The irony of tomorrow --
On parole: legacies of Saussure, Blanchot, and Paulhan --
"What is happening today in deconstruction" --
Bewildering: Paul de Man, poetry, politics --
Coda: dark freedom in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace.
Other Titles: Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man
Responsibility: Kevin Newmark.


This book examines how the romantic and post-romantic concept of irony provides the means for an uneasy articulation between philosophical thought and literary language. It considers the role played  Read more...


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Timely, provocative, carefully reasoned and argued, and unique in itsscope.----Elizabeth Rottenberg, DePaul University Irony on Occasion is perhaps the best book on irony written since Kierkegaard's Read more...

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