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A rhetoric of irony


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 ...

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A Rhetoric of Irony
1975, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226065533

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A Rhetoric of Irony
1975, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226065526


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