A Rhetoric of Irony

A Rhetoric of Irony

Excerpts from works by Defoe, Beckett, and other writings illuminated the progresses by which individuals perceive, interpret, and communicate deliberately ironic statements in speed and writing

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226065537

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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Excerpts from works by Defoe, Beckett, and other writings illuminated the progresses by which individuals perceive, interpret, and communicate deliberately ironic statements in speed and writing
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Rhetoric of Fiction

The Rhetoric of Fiction

For this new edition, Wayne C. Booth has written an extensive Afterword in which he clarifies misunderstandings, corrects what he now views as errors, and sets forth his own recent thinking about the rhetoric of fiction.

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226065595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 572

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The first edition of The Rhetoric of Fiction transformed the criticism of fiction and soon became a classic in the field. One of the most widely used texts in fiction courses, it is a standard reference point in advanced discussions of how fictional form works, how authors make novels accessible, and how readers recreate texts, and its concepts and terms—such as "the implied author," "the postulated reader," and "the unreliable narrator"—have become part of the standard critical lexicon. For this new edition, Wayne C. Booth has written an extensive Afterword in which he clarifies misunderstandings, corrects what he now views as errors, and sets forth his own recent thinking about the rhetoric of fiction. The other new feature is a Supplementary Bibliography, prepared by James Phelan in consultation with the author, which lists the important critical works of the past twenty years—two decades that Booth describes as "the richest in the history of the subject."
Categories: Literary Criticism

Rhetoric and Irony

Rhetoric and Irony

When he considers rhetoric from an ethical point of view, Aristotle, like Plato, links
it directly with irony. Unlike Plato, he qualifies his condemnation by saying that
the gentleman must sometimes use this kind of speech when talking to the ...

Author: C. Jan Swearingen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195063622

Category: Drama

Page: 323

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This pathbreaking study integrates the histories of rhetoric, literacy, and literary aesthetics up to the time of Augustine, focusing on Western concepts of rhetoric as dissembling and of language as deceptive that Swearingen argues have received curiously prominent emphasis in Western aesthetics and language theory. Swearingen reverses the traditional focus on rhetoric as an oral agonistic genre and examines it instead as a paradigm for literate discourse. She proposes that rhetoric and literacy have in the West disseminated the interrelated notions that through learning rhetoric individuals can learn to manipulate language and others; that language is an unreliable, manipulable, and contingent vehicle of thought, meaning, and communication; and that literature is a body of pretty lies and beguiling fictions. In a bold concluding chapter Swearingen aligns her thesis concerning early Western literacy and rhetoric with contemporary critical and rhetorical theory; with feminist studies in language, psychology, and culture; and with studies of literacy in multi- and cross-cultural settings.
Categories: Drama

The Rhetoric of RHETORIC

The Rhetoric of RHETORIC

In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely. Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961).

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470765821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely. Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961). Explores the consequences of bad rhetoric in education, in politics, and in the media. Investigates the possibility of reducing harmful conflict by practising a rhetoric that depends on deep listening by both sides.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Irony in Mark s Gospel

Irony in Mark s Gospel

The second half of the book shows that the presence of irony is especially powerful when the deeper level of meaning is somehow hidden from the story's characters.

Author: Jerry Camery-Hoggatt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521020611

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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The author of this lucid and interdisciplinary study of Mark's Gospel believes that - when applied to Gospel texts - sociological analysis and literary criticism may be far closer together in purpose and intent than is often supposed. Professor Camery-Hoggatt therefore begins his work with an exploration of the social functions of narrative in general, and of ironic narrative in particular. He then turns to the literary functions of the internal elements of the narrative, and draws the two discussions together into a single framework that can be used as a lens through which Mark's Gospel can be read. The author's claim is that irony - especially dramatic irony - thoroughly permeates the Gospel, and that this evinces a rhetorical strategy central to Mark's whole narrative. The second half of the book shows that the presence of irony is especially powerful when the deeper level of meaning is somehow hidden from the story's characters.
Categories: Religion

A Wicked Irony

A Wicked Irony

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Author: Andrew Barratt

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: UOM:39015022282563

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 139

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Law Rhetoric and Irony in the Formation of Canadian Civil Culture

Law  Rhetoric and Irony in the Formation of Canadian Civil Culture

Author: Michael Dorland

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802081193

Category: Political Science

Page: 359

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In Rhetoric, Irony, and Law in the Formation of Canadian Civil Culture, Michael Dorland and Maurice Charland examine how, over the roughly 400-year period since the encounter of First Peoples with Europeans in North America, rhetorical or discursive fields took form in politics and constitution-making, in the formation of a public sphere, and in education and language. The study looks at how these fields changed over time within the French regime, the British regime, and in Canada since 1867, and how they converged through trial and error into a Canadian civil culture. The authors establish a triangulation of fields of discourse formed by law (as a technical discourse system), rhetoric (as a public discourse system), and irony (as a means of accessing the public realm as the key pillars upon which a civil culture in Canada took form) in order to scrutinize the process of creating a civil culture. By presenting case studies ranging from the legal implications of the transition from French to English law to the continued importance of the Louis Riel case and trial, the authors provide detailed analyses of how communication practices form a common institutional culture. As scholars of communication and rhetoric, Dorland and Charland have written a challenging examination of the history of Canadian governance and the central role played by legal and other discourses in the formation of civil culture.
Categories: Political Science

The Compass of Irony

The Compass of Irony

Author: Douglas Colin Muecke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0416743609

Category: Ironie dans la littérature

Page: 276

View: 372

Categories: Ironie dans la littérature

The Novel

The Novel

Rhetoric. of. Fiction. Wayne. C. Booth. Wayne Clayson Booth (b. 1921) Born in
American Fork, Utah, Wayne Booth attended ... Additional books include A
Rhetoric of Irony (1974); Critical Understanding: The Powers and Limits of
Pluralism ...

Author: Dorothy J. Hale

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405107747

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 821

View: 103

An anthology of the most important writings on the theory of the novel from the twentieth century. It traces the rise of novel theory and the extension of its influence into other disciplines, especially social, cultural and political theory.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Irony

Irony

STABLE IRONY AND RECOGNITION There is, however, a second tradition that
celebrates the stability of irony precisely ... We can have a rhetoric of irony — a
theory about its recognition, creation and effects — precisely because irony is a ...

Author: Claire Colebrook

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415251338

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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Categories: Literary Criticism

Teresa of Avila and the Rhetoric of Femininity

Teresa of Avila and the Rhetoric of Femininity

" Confronting the historical irony of Teresa's transformation from a figure of questionable orthodoxy to a national saint, Alison Weber shows how this teacher and reformer used exceptional rhetorical skills to defend her ideas at a time ...

Author: Alison Weber

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691219622

Category: Religion

Page:

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Celebrated as a visionary chronicler of spirituality, Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) suffered persecution by the Counter-Reformation clergy in Spain, who denounced her for her "diabolical illusions" and "dangerous propaganda." Confronting the historical irony of Teresa's transformation from a figure of questionable orthodoxy to a national saint, Alison Weber shows how this teacher and reformer used exceptional rhetorical skills to defend her ideas at a time when women were denied participation in theological discourse. In a close examination of Teresa's major writings, Weber correlates the stylistic techniques of humility, irony, obfuscation, and humor with social variables such as the marginalized status of pietistic groups and demonstrates how Teresa strategically adopted linguistic features associated with women--affectivity, spontaneity, colloquialism--in order to gain access to the realm of power associated with men.
Categories: Religion

Romantic Irony

Romantic Irony

... Goethe was already reluctant to use the term 'irony' for he introduced it with the
qualifying phrase: “um uns eines gewagten Wortes zu bedienen”.1 As recently as
1974 Wayne C. Booth, in the Preface to A Rhetoric of Irony (Chicago: Chicago ...

Author: Frederick Garber

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027286161

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

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This is the first collaborative international reading of irony as a major phenomenon in Romantic art and thought. The volume identifies key predecessor moments that excited Romantic authors and the emergence of a distinctly Romantic theory and practice of irony spreading to all literary genres. Not only the influential pioneer German, British, and French varieties, but also manifestations in northern, eastern, and southern parts of Europe as well as in North America, are considered. A set of concluding “syntheses” treat the shaping power of Romantic irony in narrative modes, music, the fine arts, and theater – innovations that will deeply influence Modernism. Thus the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach elaborated in the twenty chapters of Romantic Irony, as lead volume in the five-volume Romanticism series, establishes a significant new range for comparative literature studies in dealing with a complex literary movement. SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount for a complete set order (5 vols.).The Romanticism series in the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages is the result of a remarkable international collaboration. The editorial team coordinated the efforts of over 100 experts from more than two dozen countries to produce five independently conceived, yet interrelated volumes that show not only how Romanticism developed and spread in its principal European homelands and throughout the New World, but also the ways in which the affected literatures in reaction to Romanticism have redefined themselves on into Modernism. A glance at the index of each volume quickly reveals the extraordinary richness of the series’ total contents. Romantic Irony sets the broader experimental parameters of comparison by concentrating on the myriad expressions of “irony” as one of the major impulses in the Romantic philosophical and artistic revolution, and by combining cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies with special attention also to literatures in less widely diffused language streams. Romantic Drama traces creative innovations that deeply altered the understanding of genre at large, fed popular imagination through vehicles like the opera, and laid the foundations for a modernist theater of the absurd. Romantic Poetry demonstrates deep patterns and a sharing of crucial themes of the revolutionary age which underlie the lyrical expression that flourished in so many languages and environments. Nonfictional Romantic Prose assists us in coping with the vast array of writings from the personal and intimate sphere to modes of public discourse, including Romanticism’s own self-commentary in theoretical statements on the arts, society, life, the sciences, and more. Nor are the discursive dimensions of imaginative literature neglected in the closing volume, Romantic Prose Fiction, where the basic Romantic themes and story types (the romance, novel, novella, short story, and other narrative forms) are considered throughout Europe and the New World. This enormous realm is seen not just in terms of Romantic theorizing, but in the light of the impact of Romantic ideas and narration on later generations. As an aid to readers, the introduction to Romantic Prose Fiction explains the relationships among the volumes in the series and carries a listing of their tables of contents in an appendix. No other series exists comparable to these volumes which treat the entirety of Romanticism as a cultural happening across the whole breadth of the “Old” and “New” Worlds and thus render a complex picture of European spiritual strivings in the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries, a heritage still very close to our age.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Narrative Art of Charles Dickens

The Narrative Art of Charles Dickens

Based on author's thesis, University of Nottingham.

Author: Harvey Peter Sucksmith

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: UOM:39015012413392

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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Based on author's thesis, University of Nottingham.
Categories: Fiction

Irony s Edge

Irony s Edge

In his The Rhetoric of Fiction in 1961, Wayne C. Booth addressed the “secret
communion”—based on the pleasures of deciphering and collaborating—
between author and reader (300–3). In his A Rhetoric of Irony, over a decade
later, ...

Author: Linda Hutcheon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134937547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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The edge of irony, says Linda Hutcheon, is always a social and political edge. Irony depends upon interpretation; it happens in the tricky, unpredictable space between expression and understanding. Irony's Edge is a fascinating, compulsively readable study of the myriad forms and the effects of irony. It sets out, for the first time, a sustained, clear analysis of the theory and the political contexts of irony, using a wide range of references from contemporary culture. Examples extend from Madonna to Wagner, from a clever quip in conversation to a contentious exhibition in a museum. Irony's Edge outlines and then challenges all the major existing theories of irony, providing the most comprehensive and critically challengin theory of irony to date.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Humanistic Heritage

The Humanistic Heritage

Beginning with The Rhetoric of Fiction ( 1961 ) , and including Now Don ' t Try to
Reason with Me ( 1970 ) , Modern Dogma and the Rhetoric of Assent ( 1974 ) , A
Rhetoric of Irony ( 1974 ) , and Critical Understanding : the Powers and Limits of ...

Author: Daniel R. Schwarz

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812212185

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 282

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Daniel R. Schwarz defines the theory and method of Anglo-American novel criticism in terms of principles he calls humanistic formalism. Because Anglo-American criticism has tended to sacrifice theory for method and philosophic inquiry for close analyses of the text, the theoretical assumptions o fits novel criticism have been neglected. Yet, based on a coherent but heterogeneous aesthetic, it has produced a body of impressive analyses of the English novel. The author shows that, beginning with James and Lubbock, critics as diverse as Forster, Leavis, Watt, Van Ghent, Kettle, and Kermode share common assumptions. Schwarz defines the common humanistic assumption of this criticism, and one might define his perspective as that of a progressive traditionalist. While the book is a spirited defense of Anglo-American criticism, Schwarz seeks to contribute to a dialogue between Anglo-American humanistic criticism and the ideas proposed by structuralism, Marxism, and deconstruction.
Categories: Literary Collections

Irony and Sarcasm

Irony and Sarcasm

In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, psycholinguist Roger Kreuz offers an enlightening and concise overview of the life and times of these two terms, mapping their evolution from Greek philosophy and Roman rhetoric to ...

Author: Roger Kreuz

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262538268

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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A biography of two troublesome words. Isn't it ironic? Or is it? Never mind, I'm just being sarcastic (or am I?). Irony and sarcasm are two of the most misused, misapplied, and misunderstood words in our conversational lexicon. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, psycholinguist Roger Kreuz offers an enlightening and concise overview of the life and times of these two terms, mapping their evolution from Greek philosophy and Roman rhetoric to modern literary criticism to emojis. Kreuz describes eight different ways that irony has been used through the centuries, proceeding from Socratic to dramatic to cosmic irony. He explains that verbal irony—irony as it is traditionally understood—refers to statements that mean something different (frequently the opposite) of what is literally intended, and defines sarcasm as a type of verbal irony. Kreuz outlines the prerequisites for irony and sarcasm (one of which is a shared frame of reference); clarifies what irony is not (coincidence, paradox, satire) and what it can be (among other things, a socially acceptable way to express hostility); recounts ways that people can signal their ironic intentions; and considers the difficulties of online irony. Finally, he wonders if, because irony refers to so many different phenomena, people may gradually stop using the word, with sarcasm taking over its verbal duties.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Kierkegaard and the Art of Irony

Kierkegaard and the Art of Irony

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Author: Roy Martinez

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: UOM:39015051285958

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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Categories: Philosophy

Experiencing Irony in the First Gospel

Experiencing Irony in the First Gospel

Chapter 2 aMbiguity in anCient ProPheCy and dreaMs The rhetoric of irony
allows for at least two interpretations of a given speech. it is a construction that
plays on the way the audience conceives a speech in relation to its entirety and ...

Author: Karl McDaniel

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567180049

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Gospel of Matthew is both deliberately deceptive and emotionally compelling.Karl McDaniel explores ways in which the narrative of the Gospel of Matthew elicits and develops the emotions ofsuspense, surprise, and curiosity within its readers. While Matthew 1:21 invites readers to expect Jewish salvation, progressive failure of the plot's main characters to meet Jesus' salvation requirements creates increasing suspense for the reader. How will Jesus save 'his people'? The commission to the Gentiles at the Gospel's conclusion provokes reader surprise, and the resulting curiosity calls readers back to the narrative's beginning.Upon rereading with a retrospective view, readers discover that the Gentile mission was actually foreshadowed throughout the narrative, even from its beginning, and they are invited to partake in Jesus' final commission.
Categories: Religion