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The Resource Irony on occasion : from Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man, Kevin Newmark

Irony on occasion : from Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man, Kevin Newmark

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Irony on occasion : from Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man
Title
Irony on occasion
Title remainder
from Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man
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Kevin Newmark
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Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man
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Language
eng
Summary
"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? 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. It includes chapters on Friedrich Schlegel, Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Mann, Jean Paulhan, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, and Paul de Man. A coda traces the way unresolved tensions inherited from Romanticism resurface in a novelist like J.M. Coetzee. But this book is neither a historical nor a thematic study of irony. To the degree that irony initiates a deflection of meaning, it also entails a divergence from historical and thematic models of understanding. The book therefore aims to respect irony's digressive force by allowing it to emerge from questions that sometimes have little or nothing to do with the ostensible topic of irony. For if irony is the possibility that whatever is being said does not coincide fully with whatever is being meant, then there is no guarantee that the most legitimate approach to the problem would proceed directly to those places where "irony" is named, described, or presumed to reside. 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."--Project Muse
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E7B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Irony on occasion : from Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man, Kevin Newmark
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Irony on occasion : from Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man, Kevin Newmark
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1c5cht3
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Signs of the times: Nietzsche, deconstruction, and the truth of history
  • Death in Venice: irony, detachment, and the aesthetic state
  • Terrible flowers: Jean Paulhan and the irony of rhetoric
  • The irony of tomorrow
  • On parole: legacies of Saussure, Blanchot, and Paulhan
  • "What is happening today in deconstruction"
  • Bewildering: Paul de Man, poetry, politics
  • Coda: dark freedom in J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace
  • Introduction: irony on occasion
  • Romantic irony
  • Friedrich Schlegel and the myth of irony
  • Taking Kierkegaard apart: the concept of irony
  • Modernity interrupted: Kierkegaard's Antigone
  • Reading Kierkegaard: to keep intact the secret
  • Fear and trembling: "Who is able to understand Abraham?"
  • Postromantic irony
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 370 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823240166
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Media type code
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