Irony

Synopsis

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 textsMaking even the most difficult debates accessible and clear, this is the ideal student introduction to the many theories of irony.

Additional information

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2004