This essay analyses the genesis of the concept of irony in Hugo von Hofmannsthal's later production. It highlights the autobiographical background of his considerations on irony, with particular reference to the dramatic experience of the First World War and its analogy to the Napoleonic wars, and it shows how this ironic point of view becomes a formal and compository principle in Hofmannsthal's comedies of the Twenties. This essay also includes Hofmannsthal's article "L'ironia delle cose"-"Die Ironie der Dinge" (1921), published here for the first time in Italian translation.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] "After a bad war, you have to write comedies". About the "Irony of Things" by Hugo von Hofmannsthal|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Ironie der Dinge
- Prima guerra mondiale
- Romantische Ironie
- deutsche Dichter und erster Weltkrieg