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Irony and the Ironic

1st Edition

By D. C. Muecke


124 pages

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First published in 1970 and revised in 1982, this work provides a critical overview of the concept of irony in literary criticism. After establishing the relationship of the ironical and the non-ironical, it summarises the history of the concept of irony, before isolating and discussing its basic aspects and the variable features that determine its nature, effect and quality.

The book will be a useful resource for those studying irony and English Literature.

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction 2. The evolution of a concept 3. The anatomy of irony 4. The practice of irony; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

The Critical Idiom Reissued

This set of 37 volumes is a revival of the original Critical Idiom series. First published between 1969 and 1979, the volumes in this series provide concise and accessible introductions to a range of critical terms which are key to the study of literature. This set will be a valuable resource for students working with complex literary terminology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / General