The Politics of Irony in American Modernism
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Fordham University Press
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The shortcomings of this book are exclusively mine, but whatever is of value can be traced to a large group of people to whom I am most sincerely grateful. This has been true since the night when Jacques Lezra suggested I “historicize what Americans mean when they say that irony has a poli-tics.” By the time I realized that his advice represented equal parts morbid ...
Irony and How It Got That Way:An Introduction
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For of course Irony has a history . . . if we cannot tell what Irony is, we can —j.sc.a.k. thomson, 1nine.taboldstyle2seven.taboldstyleone.fittedHere’s a familiar story: in the weeks af_ter September 11, 2001, the editor of Vanity Fair proclaimed “the end of the age of irony.” A week later, a Time columnist suggested, “One good thing could come from this ...
1 / The Eye in Irony: New York, Nietzsche,and the 1910s
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You will find irony treated angrily, as though it were an acid or a poison, where men love ease. And you will find it merely ignored when men have Amor fati is the core of my nature. This, however, does not alter the fact —friedrich nietz.scsche, 1eight.taboldstyleeight.taboldstyleeight.taboldstyleone.fittedPaul Fussell has claimed that there “seems to be one dominating form ...
2 / Gendering Irony and Its History:Ellen Glasgow and the Lost 1920s
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...—b.scenj.scamin de casseres, 1nine.taboldstyle1nine.taboldstyleSo let it be a merry jest . . . and let there be irony, that men may rock to think of what I thought one night in fall, when I was but an oldish Girl, —dj.scu.scna b.scarnes, 1nine.taboldstyle2eight.taboldstyleone.fittedThe curious fact that irony has periodically “died” over the course of the ...
3 / The Focus of Satire: Public Opinionsof Propaganda in the U.S.A. of John Dos Passos
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...—public opinion quarterly, 1nine.taboldstyle3eight.taboldstyleYou cannot produce trenchant political satire—at least not in America in —mary mccarthy, partisan review, 1nine.taboldstyle3eight.taboldstyleone.fittedParody, humor, caricature, and satire all have long literary histories, all are theoretically vexed, and all rely upon some version of irony. At the ...
4 / Visible Decisions: Irony, Law,and the Political Constitution of Ralph Ellison
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At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.. . . irony is not something that most Negroes understand, especially the Invisible Man famously commences and concludes with a Prologue, an Epilogue, and an ironic paradox. The anonymous narrator inhabits a cav-ernous apartment beneath the streets of Harlem, where he has retreated ...
Beyond Hope and Memory: A Conclusion
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This book commenced with a familiar story about the putative death of irony af_ter September 11, 2001, and I want to conclude with another familiar story. An army general, seeking to reassure the people of Bagh-dad about his nation’s honorable intentions, invited the city to cooper-ate with the occupying force and to rejoice in newfound freedom af_ter ...
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Page Count: 304
Illustrations: 2 b/w
Publication Year: 2013