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A Case for Irony

A Case for Irony( )
Author: Lear, Jonathan
Series title:The Tanner Lectures on Human Values Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2011
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $33.00
Book Description:

Vanity Fair has declared the Age of Irony over. Joan Didion has lamented that Obamaâe(tm)s United States is an âeoeirony-free zone." Here Jonathan Lear argues that irony is one of the tools we use to live seriously, to get the hang of becoming human. It forces us to experience disruptions in our habitual ways of tuning out of life, but comes with a cost.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Humor
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.162 x 9.36 x 0.825 Inches
Book Weight:1.008 Pounds
Author Biography
Lear, Jonathan (Author)
Considered one of the most independent and perceptive analysts of contemporary intellectual culture, Jonathan Lear has authored several thought-provoking works including Aristotle and Logical Theory; Aristotle: The Desire to Understand; Love and Its Place In Nature; A Philosophical Interpretation of Freudian Psychoanalysis; and Open Minded, among others. He is a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and has been recognized as John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor.


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