Irony's Edge: The Theory and Politics of Irony

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The edge of irony, says Linda Hutcheon, is always a social and political edge. Irony depends upon interpretation; it happens in the tricky, unpredictable space between expression and understanding.

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.

Irony's Edge outlines and then challenges all the major existing theories of irony, providing the most comprehensive and critically challengin theory of irony to date.

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Linda Hutcheon is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.

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"This fascinating, learned, and in all respects curiously edifying study leaves us with the open and disturbingly postmodern question: "Is there a safe 'age of irony?'.""
- "World Literature Today Elegantly Written, exceptionally informative and original, Irony's Edge is arguably the most important study of irony to date. . .

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