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Irony on occasion

Kevin Newmark

Irony on occasion

from Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

by Kevin Newmark

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Published by Fordham University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Criticism,
  • Philosophy,
  • Literature,
  • Theory,
  • Irony in literature,
  • Irony,
  • History and criticism,
  • Romanticism,
  • Modern Literature,
  • Philosophy in literature,
  • Deconstruction

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesSchlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man
    StatementKevin Newmark
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN56.I65 N49 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25054094M
    ISBN 109780823240128, 9780823240135
    LC Control Number2011037021


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Irony on Occasion is perhaps the best book on irony written since Kierkegaard’s The Concept of Irony in the early nineteenth century―J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine.

About the Author. Kevin Newmark teaches literature and literary theory at Boston by: 9. What is it about irony&#;as an object of serious philosophical reflection and a literary technique of considerable elasticity&#;that makes it an occasion for endless critical debate.

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This book responds to this question by focusing on several key moments in German Romanticism and its afterlife in twentieth-century French thought and writing. What is the relation between a given book and the occasion back to which it can presumably be traced.

Responding to this question entails an examination of the relation between the “occasion” and the philosophical concept of causality. The accidental nature of the occasion and its relation to the concept of irony is disclosed by considering the status of causality in the writings of Kant Author: Kevin Newmark.

Irony on Occasion is perhaps the best book on irony written since Kierkegaard’s The Concept of Irony in the early nineteenth century―J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine. About the Author. Kevin Newmark teaches literature and literary theory at Boston College. Irony on Occasion is perhaps the best book on irony written since Kierkegaard's The Concept of Irony in the early nineteenth century.

-- -J. Hillis Miller * University of California, Irvine * Timely, provocative, carefully reasoned and argued, and unique in itsscope. Irony on Occasion Kevin Newmark Published by Fordham University Press Newmark, Kevin. Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man. Rather than providing a history of irony, then, this book examines particular occasions of ironic disruption.

It thus offers an alternative model for conceiving of historical occurrences and their potential for acquiring meaning. Product Identifiers: Publisher: Fordham University Press: ISBN ISBN eBay Product. What is irony. Irony is a storytelling tool used to create a contrast between how things seem and how they really are beneath the surface.

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This is the most commonly-used irony among all its types, considering how it is used in everyday conversations. Thomas Mann, perhaps the most widely recognized theorist-practitioner of irony in the 20th century, provides a crucial test case for any study of irony.

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