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Riassunto: Irony's Antics marks a major intervention into the underexplored role of the comic and its relationship to irony in German letters.
Combining theoretical breadth with close textual analysis, Erica Weitzman shows how irony, a key term for the German romantics, reemerged in the early twentieth century from a postromantic relegation to the nonsensical and the nihilistic in a way that both rethought romantic irony and dramatically extended its reach.
Through readings of works by Robert Walser, Franz Kafka, and Joseph Roth against the rich history of comic theory (particularly Hegel and Freud), Weitzman traces the development of a specifically comic irony in modern German-language literature and philosophy, a play with the irony that is itself the condition for all play. She thus provides a crucial reevaluation of German literary history and offers new insights into the significance of irony and the comic from the Enlightenment to the present.
Sinossi: Irony?s Antics marks a major intervention into the underexplored role of the comic in German letters. At the book?s heart is the relationship between the comic and irony. Weitzman argues that in the early twentieth century, irony, a key figure for the German Romantics, reemerged from its relegation to ?nonsense? in a way that both rethought Romantic irony and dramatically extended its reach.
Through readings of works by Robert Walser, Franz Kafka, and Joseph Roth, as well as theorists of the comic such as Freud, Schlegel, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Jean Paul, Irony?s Antics traces the development of a specifically comic irony, a play with irony that is itself the condition for all play. It thus constitutes a significant advance in German literary history and shows how the question of the comic has been and continues to be decisive for modern thought.
Titolo: Irony's Antics: Walser, Kafka, Roth, and the...
Casa editrice: Northwestern University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Northwestern University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0810129833 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. Codice libro della libreria Z0810129833Z2