A review of Marjorie Perloff, Edge of irony : modernism in the shadow of the Habsburg Empire

Jie ZHANG, Yunte HUANG

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Abstract

Marjorie Perloff’s new book, Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2016, is a major study of Austro-Modernism. It provides an alternative to modernist literature. This review presents an in-depth analysis of Perloff’s new book and identifies the most original and important contribution this foremost literary critic makes by pitching the ethics of irony against the modernist aesthetics of formal experimentation and the world politics of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalForeign Literature Studies = 外国文学研究
Volume39
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Marjorie Perloff
  • modernism
  • irony
  • poetry and poetics

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