Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2013

304 Pages | 2 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823255450

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The Politics of Irony in American Modernism

Matthew Stratton

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Examines how irony is a salient feature of many cultural discourses and articulates reasons why democratic societies seem to need irony.
  • Asks what possibilities competing discourses about irony disclose and foreclose for literary studies and cultural politics.
  • Delineates a new account of the relations between aesthetics and politics.
  • Includes chapters on John Dos Passos, Ellen Glasgow, and Ralph Ellison, as well as on American Nietzcheans.

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