Category Archives: Political Irony

Calling the Professional Organization of English Majors

Garrison Keillor likes to poke gentle and oddly generous fun at all sorts of things – dour Lutherans and film noir detectives, in the Adventures of Guy Noir – as he has a fondness for useless and clueless but good … Continue reading

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The Treachery of Images

Those of us who smoke a pipe – that would be mostly former English teachers and older academic sorts – know all about the painting. It’s “The Treachery of Images” (La trahison des images) – that 1929 painting by the … Continue reading

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Life Without Irony

Americans, being an open and straight-forward people, fond of telling things like they are, generally don’t get irony, or at least don’t like it much. Saying one thing and slyly implying a range of quite opposite things – if you’re … Continue reading

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