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A rhetoric of irony

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  • A Rhetoric of Irony (University of Chicago Press) – Trade paperback (1975)
    by Wayne C Booth

    A Rhetoric of Irony

    Trade paperback, University of Chicago Press
    1975
    English
    Revised ed.
    312 pages

    ISBN: 0226065537
    ISBN-13: 9780226065533

    Perhaps no other critical label has been made to cover more ground than irony, and in our time irony has come to have so many meanings that by itself it means almost nothing. In this work, Wayne C. Booth cuts through the resulting confusions by analyzing how we manage to share quite specific ironies--and why we often fail when we try to do so. How does a reader or listener recognize the kind of statement which requires him to reject its clear and obvious meaning? And how does any reader know where to stop, once he has ... Show more

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