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Title: Irony in the Eye of the Beholder. Review of "Irony's Edge: The Theory and Politics of Irony" by Linda Hutcheon
Authors: Phiddian, Robert Andrew
Keywords: Muecke Rushdie Canada
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: School Humanities and Social Sciences, Monash University Gippsland
Citation: Phiddian, Robert 1995. Irony in the Eye of the Beholder. Review of "Irony's Edge: The Theory and Politics of Irony" by Linda Hutcheon. 'Southern Review', vol. 28, no. 2, 251-253.
Abstract: Hutcheon's fundamental principle, and the point which sets her work apart from the mass of formalist and intentionalist analysis of irony that has gone before, is that irony is an event which is inferred by the reader/watcher/listener, rather than a formal trope of language or a deliberate message from the artist. Wisely, she does not claim that form or intention are irrelevant to irony, but she carves out her territory in "the theory and politics of irony" in the zone of reader-response and the pragmatics of reception.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/877
ISSN: 0038-4526
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