Publication details [#13285]

Irom, Bimbisar. 2012. Between "Retreat" and "Engagement": Incomplete revolts and the operations of irony in E. L. Doctorow's The Book of Daniel. Studies in American Fiction 39 (1) : 61–85. 25 pp.
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Article in journal
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Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press


The author studies irony in E. L. Doctorow's book in an attempt to highlight the role of fiction. At the same time, he elaborates on the question whether it is more advisable to get involved in or disengage oneself from the area of politics. It is argued that irony affects one’s political perspective.