1st Edition

Irony and the Ironic

ISBN 9781138229709
Published January 17, 2019 by Routledge
128 Pages

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Book Description

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

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