Word of the Week: Irony

Book Cover The Other Blacklist: The African American Literacy and Cultural Left of the 1950sAs in:  “Langston Hughes spoke on ‘Writers: Black and White’ with a double-voiced irony and barely concealed bitterness that distanced him from his former militancy, perhaps the result of his earlier shakedown by McCarthy.”

Washington, M. H. (2014). The other blacklist: The African American literary and cultural left of the 1950s.  New York, NY: Columbia University Press, p. 241.

For more about irony see the Oxford English Dictionary and the Credo Reference e-book collection.

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