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Irony (The New Critical Idiom)

Irony (The New Critical Idiom)
Author: Claire Colebrook
ISBN 13: 9780415251334
ISBN 10: 415251338
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003-11-14
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 208
List Price: $105.00

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.