The Onion And Philosophy

Author: Sharon M. Kaye
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697243
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For better or worse, cynicism today generally speaks to us indirectly, through
veils of irony, too-cool posturing, and noncommittal commentary. Most of our
professional ironists are pseudocynics. So is The Onion a genuinely cynical
publication, or is it simply another pseudocynical expression of postmodern irony
? I'm convinced that The Onion regularly crosses the boundary into genuine
cynicism. When you see a headline like “New PainInducing Advil Created for
People Who Just ...

Of Irony And Empire

Author: Laura Rice
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791479528
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A third veil is caused by the desires of man; they are rust spots on the mirror of his
soul so that the mean- ings of the Qur'an are veiled and partial (71). Recitation of
the Qur'an and remembrance of death are two ways one polishes the rust off
one's soul. Schimmel comments that a favorite theme among Sufis was that the “
mirror of the heart [could become] covered by the blameworthy actions, and thus
no longer capable of reflecting the Divine light . . . Of Irony and Empire 96.

The Minister S Black Veil

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635226284
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The Minister's Black Veil was written in the year 1837 by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This book is one of the most popular novels of Nathaniel Hawthorne, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.

On S Ren Kierkegaard

Author: Professor Edward F Mooney
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409477606
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Franz Kafka Veils of Irony Kafka says that all books worth reading should “bite
and sting . . . and strike us like a blow on the skuII.”2 Fear and Trembling seems
to promise this. But with second thoughts, it has an unnervingly light-hearted,
teasing tone, at odds with the seriousness of the subject. Its author seems to be of
two minds about fear and trembling. It will help to distinguish the moral-religious
anxiety that Paul refers to as “working out our salvation in fear and trembling”3
from its ...

Gender In Applied Communication Contexts

Author: Patrice M. Buzzanell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761928650
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My methodological appropriation of irony and ambivalence expands on common
ways of knowing and using these forms. Irony is most familiar as a literary device,
used to show that the intended meaning contradicts the literal expression. In this
sense, irony is both a practice of encoding that thinly veils the intended meaning
and a practice of decoding that reads through the literal message to the intended
meaning. But irony can enact feminist sensibilities beyond encoding and ...

Let The Reader Understand

Author: Robert M. Fowler
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781563383380
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We need only think of Oedipus's blindness to the truth that the audience of
Oedipus Rex knows from the beginning of the play, or of the divine incognito of
Dionysus in The Bacchae, whereby characters in the play struggle to perceive
the identity of the stranger in their midst, an identity again that everyone in the
audience knows. That veils of opacity blind and deafen the characters in the
Gospel of Mark as frequently as they do goes hand in hand with the pervasive
use of dramatic irony.

Irony And Beyond

Author: Barbara Aschemann Schleppenbach
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... story "appear dimin- ishedr-a fake. And yet it is truel "10 Mere facts divert
readers from the emotional situation which mierht better be reconstructed from
their own analogous experiences. "Like faith, enthusiasm, or heroism, art veils
part of the truth of life to make the rest appear more splendid, inspiring, or sinister.
"11 What art veils, then, are those details which detract from some general
conception, of which the story is an illustration. **8.

Fools Plays

Author: Heather Arden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521225132
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The sottie veils its message not only through the ironic point of view that it adopts
but also through the use of allegory. The evil-doer is used to symbolize a line of
conduct or philosophical position, while the accuser and victim embody the
opposite position. The conflict over that conduct or position is then acted out
allegorically. Consequently, many of the characteristics of allegory are found in
the sottie. As Fletcher has pointed out, it belongs, with other forms of allegory, in
the area of ...

A General Biographical Dictionary

Author: John Gorton
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As a writer, his claim to originality is unimpeachable, and probably he will never
be exceeded in the walk of grave irony, which he veils with an air of serious
simplicity, admirably calculated to set off the humour it is apparently suited to
conceal. He also abounds in ludicrous ideas of every kind, and these, as if intent
to prove his own position that a nice man (and he was fastidiously so) is a man of
dirty ideas, often deviate, both in his poetry and prose, into very unpardonable