End of Irony – Ben Nuefeld

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In the days and weeks after September 11, 2001 culture and media figures pronounced a long deserved death of irony, which would usher in a new era of sincerity. Ironically, this death was not without precedent. The End of Irony explores the parallels between this cultural phenomenon and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

Ben Nuefeld

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