The Best of Myles

The Best of Myles

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The Best of Myles brings together the best of Flann O'Brien's newspaper column "Cruiskeen Lawn," written over a nearly thirty-year period. Covering such subjects as plumbers, the justice system, and improbable inventions, O'Brien (whose real name was Brian O'Nolan, though his newspaper pseudonym was Myles na Gopaleen) is replete with zany humor and biting satire directed at the Irish and their preoccupations. Most of all, however, The Best of Myles displays O'Brien's unique mastery of language and style.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 142.2 x 216.4 x 25.1mm | 453.6g
  • Dalkey Archive Press
  • Normal, IL, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1564782158
  • 9781564782151
  • 207,277

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The best comic writer I can think of. -- S.J. Perelman Brilliant, morosely inventive comic turns devoted to O'Brien's favourite topics: the literary life, the Gaelic Revival, civil service bureaucracy, booze and its discontents. Observer A lot of American readers think that S.J. Perelman was the humorous essayist of the century; but who did Perelman himself consider the best comic writer around? Flann O'Brien, aka Myles na Gopaleen, aka Brian O'Nolan... Not to be missed. Washington Post

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About Flann O'Brien

Flann O'Brien (1911-1966) is the author of The Dalkey Archive, At Swim-Two-Birds, The Hard Life, The Poor Mouth, and The Third Policeman, all available from Dalkey Archive Press.

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