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OLIVEIRA, Edson Santos de. The analyst in an ironic position humoresque. Reverso [online]. 2019, vol.41, n.77, pp. 40-55. ISSN 0102-7395.

The objective of this article is to try to clarify the concept of irony, considering its applicability in the analysis, with respect to the position of the analyst. Some scholars like Rabinovich and Sauret, in their articles, focus on irony in a broad way, not specifying what kind of figure they refer to. The concept of irony is slippery, foggy, sometimes confusing with joke, comedy and humor. There are several species of this figure as tragic irony, rhetoric, romantic, humoresque among others. From the irony approaches in Duarte (Duarte, 2006) and Hutcheon (HUTCHEON, 2000), we will try to show that both Rabinovich and Sauret, in addition to Lacan, seem to refer to the humoresque irony, which is not based on the opposition of sense, nor has a destructive view. This species, which Sauret calls the "logic of irony", breaks with binary logic, approaching humor and the notion of letter, in the Lacanian sense of the coast, and can be applied to the clinic of the real.

Keywords : Humoresque irony; Point of view of the analyst; Letter; Real.

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