“dfw: I don’t think irony’s meant to synergize with anything as heartfelt as sadness. I think the main function of contemporary irony is to protect the speaker from being interpreted as naive or sentimental.”
From 1996, David Foster Wallace talks literature in an Internet chatroom.

“dfw: I don’t think irony’s meant to synergize with anything as heartfelt as sadness. I think the main function of contemporary irony is to protect the speaker from being interpreted as naive or sentimental.”

From 1996, David Foster Wallace talks literature in an Internet chatroom.

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