Interviews and essays from family, friends and associates reveal sides of the novelist perhaps unfamiliar to the public--the high school prankster, the golfer, the creator of bedtime stories, the charming ironist
, the faithful correspondent with scholars, the devoted friend and the dedicated practitioner of his craft.
A first-rate ironist
with a sharp eye for characterisation and an erudite ear, Austen turns the microcosm of everyday 18 th century Britain into something more universal.
For Kierkegaard, the ironist
is the one who perceives the present crisis clearly.
Critic Samia Mehrez has called al-Ghitani "the silent ironist
The next call of 5,600gns was bid for the class winner Maerdy Ironist
, from Esmor Evans, Mold, Flintshire.
Clio, the muse of history, is, however, an ironist
She's a dedicated ironist
and devastatingly observant.
From Roper's genial ironist
to Marius's tormented zealot to Guy's inscrutable, self-fashioning player, the "perp walks" of Mores across the stage illustrate the various ways his biographers have addressed the shift in More's appearance from the jocular humanist of his early years to the stern or even strident visage of the polemicist of the crisis years to the wry and resigned humorist in the Tower of London.
One felt the subaltern's rage, the despair of the ironist
, displaced across curious and startling aesthetic avenues.
Miss Silverman can get away with that kind of talk because she's a Pajama Boy-friendly ironist
posing as a homophobic disablist.
Mooallem, as you might guess from that fine, is an ironist
, which makes him the perfect guy to explore the paradox of contemporary wildlife conservation.
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?