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Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Kevin Newmark

Abstract

What is it about irony—as an object of serious philosophical reflection and a literary technique of considerable elasticity—that makes it an occasion for endless critical debate? This book responds to that question by focusing on several key moments in German romanticism and its afterlife in twentieth-century French thought and writing. It includes chapters on Friedrich Schlegel, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Mann, Jean Paulhan, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, and Paul de Man. A coda traces the way unresolved tensions inherited from romanticism resurface in a novelist li ... More

Keywords: Irony, Philosophy, Literature, History, Romanticism, Friedrich Schlegel, Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Mann, Jean Paulhan, Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823240128
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Newmark, author
Boston College