At Swim-Two-Birds (Paperback)
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Short Description for At Swim-Two-Birds "That's a real writer, with the true comic spirit. A really funny book." James Joyce.
- Published: 25 September 2009
- Format: Paperback 239 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781564781819 ISBN 10: 156478181X
- Sales rank: 37,739
Full description for At Swim-Two-Birds
A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish college student who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dublin. When not in bed (where he seems to spend most of his time) or reading he is composing a mischief-filled novel about Dermot Trellis, a second-rate author whose characters ultimately rebel against him and seek vengeance. From drugging him as he sleeps to dropping the ceiling on his head, these figures of Irish myth make Trellis pay dearly for his bad writing. Hilariously funny and inventive, At Swim-Two-Birds has influenced generations of writers, opening up new possibilities for what can be done in fiction. It is a true masterpiece of Irish literature.