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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages191
ISBN (Electronic)9781134530229
ISBN (Print)9780203634127
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


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