Irony's Edge: The Theory and Politics of Irony by Linda Hutcheon

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Irony's Edge is a fascinating, compulsively readable study of the myriad forms and the effects of irony. It sets out, for the first time, a sustained, clear analysis of the theory and the political contexts of irony, using a wide range of references from contemporary culture. Examples extend from Madonna to Wagner, from a clever quip in conversation to a contentious exhibition in a museum.

Routledge, 1994.
ISBN: 9780415054539. 248 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.