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Title

The Perils of Irony in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

Author

William Dow

Document Type

Article

Citation

Dow, William. “The Perils of Irony in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.” Études Anglaises: Grande-Bretagne, États-Unis 58, no. 2 (Spring 2005): 178-92.

Annotation

Takes issue with previous irony studies focusing on exclusion and rejection of idealism. Dow contends that a linguistic and epistemological approach reveals how each character’s search for self-knowledge relates to others. Dow concludes: “Because The Sun Also Rises succeeds in establishing an indirect system of communication (and not a ‘distance’) between narrator and reader, there is a constant tension between dissimulation and revelation, humor and seriousness, fundamental to the processes of irony.”

Published in

Études Anglaises: Grande-Bretagne, États-Unis

Volume

58

Issue

2

Date

Spring 2005

Pages

178-192

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