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The Complete Novels By Flann O'Brien Flann O Brien, along with Joyce and Beckett, is part of the holy trinity of modern Irish literature His five novels collected here in one volume are a monument to his inspired lunacy and gleefully demented genius O Brien s masterpiece, At Swim Two Birds, is an exuberant literary send up and one of the funniest novels of the twentieth century The novel s narrator is writFlann O Brien, along with Joyce and Beckett, is part of the holy trinity of modern Irish literature His five novels collected here in one volume are a monument to his inspired lunacy and gleefully demented genius O Brien s masterpiece, At Swim Two Birds, is an exuberant literary send up and one of the funniest novels of the twentieth century The novel s narrator is writing a novel about another man writing a novel, in a Celtic knot of interlocking stories The riotous cast of characters includes figures stolen from Gaelic legends, along with assorted students, fairies, ordinary Dubliners, and cowboys, some of whom try to break free of their author s control and destroy him The narrator of The Third Policeman, who has forgotten his name, is a student of philosophy who has committed murder and wanders into a surreal hell where he encounters such oddities as the ghost of his victim, three policeman who experiment with space and time, and his own soul who is named Joe.The Poor Mouth, a bleakly hilarious portrait of peasants in a village dominated by pigs, potatoes, and endless rain, is a giddy parody aimed at those who would romanticize Gaelic culture A na ve young orphan narrates the deadpan farce The Hard Life, and The Dalkey Archive is an outrageous satiric fantasy featuring a mad scientist who uses relativity to age his whiskey, a policeman who believes men can turn into bicycles, and an elderly, bar tending James Joyce With a new Introduction by Keith Donohue
Pseudonym of Brian Nuall in, also known as Brian O Nolan.His English novels appeared under the name of Flann O Brien, while his great Irish novel and his newspaper column which appeared from 1940 to 1966 were signed Myles na gCopaleen or Myles na Gopaleen the second being a phonetic rendering of the first One of twelve brothers and sisters, he was born in 1911 in Strabane, County Tyrone, into an Irish speaking family His father had learned Irish while a young man during the Gaelic revival the son was later to mock O Brien s childhood has been described as happy, though somewhat insular, as the language spoken at home was not that spoken by their neighbours The Irish language had long been in decline, and Strabane was not in an Irish speaking part of the country The family moved frequently during O Brien s childhood, finally settling in Dublin in 1925 Four years later O Brien took up study in University College Dublin.Flann O Brien is considered a major figure in twentieth century Irish literature Flann O Brien novels have attracted a wide following for their bizarre humour and Modernist metafiction.The caf and shop of Cult rlann McAdam Fiaich culturlann , at the heart of the Belfast Gaeltacht Quarter, is named An Ceathr P il The Fourth Policeman , as a play on words of the title of O Brien s book The Third Policeman.
The Complete Novels By Flann O'Brien
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