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a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm

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What if we saw irony as the interaction not only between ironist and interpreter but between different meanings, where both the said and the unsaid must play off against each other (and with some critical edge) in order for such a process even to be recognized as ironic?
Could it be that Hannah Elizabeth sees in Grandfather Schrock's performance the artist or intellectual who is an ironist, to call up Richard Rorty's term?
The latter has experienced a revival in the work of Gregory Vlastos, whose book Socrates: Ironist and moral philosopher (1991) raised several questions on the nature and function of Socratic irony.
Rorty's (2000) (post-pragmatist) definition of the ironist explains the metaphorical vision of travelling identity attached to the ironist.
35) Pritchett says that such ironists "are left frightened and alone," thus vulnerable.
The construction of this postmodern Cave of liberal ironists is desirable, Rorty tells us, even if it means that the "typical character types" inhabiting it are "bland, calculating, petty, and unheroic.
It would seem, over the course of the lives of the last few generations of Jewish believers, the ancient myth has morphed: The desert god has become more of an earthly ironist than wrathful sky-daddy.
Ironists are "never quite able to take themselves seriously because always aware that the terms in which they describe themselves are subject to change, always aware of the contingency and fragility of their final vocabularies" (pp.
Whereas his early works are associated with those of his fellow ironists Martin Kippenberger and Werner Buttner, as well as his former teacher in Hamburg, Sigmar Polke, the artist's recent paintings are more cosmopolitan in association, and in this exhibition most readily evoke the work of Christopher Wool, Cy Twombly, and Bernard Frize.
What is important for Rorty is whether we are ironists or metaphysicians with respect to our final vocabulary.
Time essayist Roger Rosenblatt wrote, "The ironists, seeing through everything, made it difficult for anyone to see anything.
Eschewing metaphor for the ghastly comedy of the surface while attacking the social and literary elite, both Parra and Emar are levelers and ironists who became major figures despite themselves.
Named by a supreme bunch of ironists, Happy Valley opened in 1846 in a low-lying mosquito swamp next door to a hillside cemetery.
Nor is it surprising that I've found myself siding with the punished, the deviants, the ironists, the impolite - since in South Africa and Cambridge alike deviance, irony, and impoliteness were more or less outlawed, though naturally at different intensifies; and in each place I felt myself to be an outsider, intimidated by more powerful, more malign, or simply posher people than I was.
A poetics of irony, counter-violence, and critique runs from Baudelaire to other committed ironists who range from Rachilde through Sartre and Camus to Virginie Despentes and in whose writing representation is acknowledged as betrayal by authors who nevertheless refuse the melancholy of mere testimony, contra Levinas, a theorist who surprisingly makes no appearance in Sanyal's discussion.