The Big Book of Irony

Jon Winokur

St. Martin's Press

Download Image Jon Winokur The Big Book of Irony

Available Formats

BookeBook
Jon Winokur defines and classifies irony and contrasts it with coincidence and cynicism, and other oft-confused concepts that many think are ironic.
 
He looks at the different forms irony can take, from an irony deficiency to visual irony to an understatement, using photographs and relate-able examples from pop culture.
 
* "Irony in Action" looks at irony in language, both verbal and visual, while "Bastions of Irony" and "Masters of Irony" look at institutions and individuals steeped in irony, though not always intentionally. 
 
PLUS:
* The Annals of Irony looks at irony, and its lack thereof, throughout history.
 
A delight for anyone with a smart, dark sense of humor.

Connect with the Author

Jon Winokur

Official Sites


Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Reviews

Praise for The Big Book of Irony

"This gleefully witty treatise, a playful exploration of irony by someone who has mastered it himself, opens with definitions of irony and explanations of its many forms. Winokur (The Portable Curmudgeon ) then progresses through the "Annals of Irony," dating from 423 B.C.E. to the present, and he bolsters his chapters with generous helpings of quotes from public personages notable for their senses of irony. While he explores the historical aspects of irony, he also cites examples from current masters of the form, e.g., comedians Ali G and Sarah Silverman. Readers who do not appreciate cultural phenomena like Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm may not care to digest the text fully, but those who enjoy The Onion or The Simpsons should find much entertaining here." --Library Journal
 
 

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Jon Winokur

JON WINOKUR is the author of a number of reference books and anthologies, including The Portable Curmudgeon, Ennui to Go and Encyclopedia Neurotica. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

Jon Winokur

Jon Winokur

Official Sites

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

The Big Book of Irony
Jon Winokur

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
February 2007
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312354831
ISBN10: 0312354835
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 192 pages, Includes 17 black-and-white photographs throughout
$21.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
December 2013
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466859753
ISBN10: 146685975X
192 pages, Includes 17 black-and-white photographs throughout
$7.99
Back

From The Publisher

St. Martin's Press

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back