Rethinking the Politics of Literature
Edited By Louisa Söllner and Anita Vržina
Irony and Sincerity in A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
This essay examines the use of proximal irony, meta-irony, and postirony in Dave Eggers’ creative memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. It seeks to position the work inside a cultural context in which a conflict between irony and sincerity emerges as an important debate.
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