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Irony.

Author: Claire Colebrook
Publisher: Florence Taylor and Francis, 2004. ©2008.
Series: The New Critical Idiom.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this handy volume, Claire Colebrook offers an overview of the history and structure of irony, from Socrates to the present. Students will welcome this clear, concise guide, which: *traces the use of the concept through history, from Greek times to the Romantic period and on to the postmodern era *looks closely at the work of Socrates and the more contemporary theorists Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze *explores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Colebrook, Claire
Irony
Florence : Taylor and Francis,c2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Colebrook
ISBN: 9780203634127 0203634128
OCLC Number: 1058511588
Description: 1 online resource (204 pages).
Contents: Cover --
IRONY --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Table of Contents --
SERIES EDITOR'S PREFACE --
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
1 The Concept of Irony --
The History of Irony: From Eironeia to Ironia --
Medieval and Renaissance Irony --
Cosmic, Tragic or Dramatic Irony and Everyday Irony --
The Problem of Irony --
Determining Irony through Value --
2 The Philosophy of Irony: Plato and Socrates --
Plato's Symposium --
The Politics of Irony after Socrates --
Stable Irony and Recognition --
3 Romantic Irony --
The Ironic Fall --
Irony as a Style of Existence --
Contradiction: Dostoevsky, Blake, Swift --
German Romantic Irony: Contexts and Difference --
The Fractured Absolute --
4 Beyond Irony and Subjectivity: Byron and Swift --
The Ironic Subject --
Swift and Unreason --
Irony against Satire: Byron --
5 Irony out of Context: Derrida, Nietzsche and de Man --
Post-structuralism: Derrida --
Nietzsche --
Deconstruction and Affirmation: Derrida --
Allegory and Irony: Paul de Man --
6 Satire and the Limits of Irony: From Byron and Swift to Butler --
The Limits of Language --
Romantic Ideology: McGann --
Ethics and Postmodern Irony --
The Ironic Subject and History --
Performative Politics and Gender: Judith Butler --
7 Humour and Irony: Deleuze and Guattari --
Humour --
Satire and Literary History --
The Literary Subject and the Emergence of Irony --
Joyous Stupidity --
8 Postmodernism, Parody and Irony: Rorty, Hutcheon, Austen, Joyce and Carter --
Richard Rorty: Irony and Pragmatism --
Linda Hutcheon and the Politics of Postmodern Irony --
Free-indirect Style: Austen and Joyce --
Postmodern Immanence --
Angela Carter --
Conclusion --
GLOSSARY --
REFERENCES --
INDEX.
Series Title: The New Critical Idiom.

Abstract:

In this handy volume, Claire Colebrook offers an overview of the history and structure of irony, from Socrates to the present. Students will welcome this clear, concise guide, which: *traces the use of the concept through history, from Greek times to the Romantic period and on to the postmodern era *looks closely at the work of Socrates and the more contemporary theorists Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze *explores the philosophical, literary and political dimensions of irony *applies theories of irony to literary texts Making even the most difficult debates accessible and clear, this is the ideal student introduction to the many theories of irony.

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