The Politics of Irony in American Modernism (BOK)

Matthew Stratton

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This book shows how American literary culture in the first half of the twentieth century saw "irony" emerge as a term to describe intersections between aesthetic and political practices. Against conventional associations of irony with political withdrawal, Stratton shows how the term circulated widely in literary and popular culture to describe politically engaged forms of writing. It is a critical commonplace to acknowledge the difficulty of defining irony, before stipulating a particular definition as a stable point of departure for literary, cultural, and political analysis. This book, by contrast, is the first to derive definitions of irony inductively, showing how writers employed "irony" as a keyword both before and in opposition to the institutionalization of New Criticism. It focuses on writers who not only composed ironic texts but talked about irony and satire to situate their work politically: Randolph Bourne, Benjamin De Casseres, Ellen Glasgow, John Dos Passos, Ralph Ellison, and many others.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Matthew Stratton
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780823255450
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 16cm x 22,6cm x 2,8cm
Vekt 517 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: from c 1900 -