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Irony

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 16.26mm | 227g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0415251346
  • 9780415251341
  • 215,442

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"The Routledge New Critical Idiom series offers some excellent overviews of significant terms and topics in contemporary theory."
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About Claire Colebrook

Claire Colebrook teaches English at the University of Edinburgh. Her publications include Gilles Deleuze, in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series and Irony in the Work of Philosophy.
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