A Brief History Of Irony

Irony, in the classical sense, consists of saying one thing and meaning quite another.

Then after the events of September 11th, NEW YORK columnists declared that irony was dead.

American satirist Joe Queenan ponders the rise and fall of irony though the ages, with a little help from Armando Iannucci, Ian Hislop, Kathy Lette, and Harold Bloom

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Irony, in the classical sense, consists of saying one thing and meaning quite another.

Then after the events of September 11th, NEW YORK columnists declared that irony was dead.

American satirist Joe Queenan ponders the rise and fall of irony though the ages, with a little help from Armando Iannucci, Ian Hislop, Kathy Lette, and Harold Bloom

2002042120030808

Irony, in the classical sense, consists of saying one thing and meaning quite another.

Then after the events of September 11th, NEW YORK columnists declared that irony was dead.

American satirist Joe Queenan ponders the rise and fall of irony though the ages, with a little help from Armando Iannucci, Ian Hislop, Kathy Lette, and Harold Bloom