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Flann O'Brien the Complete Novels

Flann O'Brien the Complete Novels

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By (author) Flann O'Brien

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  • Publisher: EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
  • Format: Hardback | 778 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 210mm x 44mm | 830g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1841593095
  • ISBN 13: 9781841593098
  • Sales rank: 34,800

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In the five novels by Ireland's greatest comic writer, we can explore the full range of his invention, from the multi-layered madness of "At Swim-Two-Birds" to the piercing realism of "The Hard Life" and the surreal logic of "The Third Policeman". This is a world where bicycles listen to conversations, inventors search for methods of 'diluting' water, and characters play truant while novelists sleep; a world where spiteful fairies wreak havoc and heroes from legend blunder into suburban sitting-rooms. This is recognizably the Ireland of Joyce and Beckett - rowdy, high-spirited, by turns sensual and cerebral -transformed by O'Brien's unique vision.

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Brian O'Nolan (Irish: Brian O Nuallain) (October 5, 1911 - April 1, 1966) was a twentieth century Irish novelist and satirist, best known for his novels An Beal Bocht, At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman written under the nom de plume Flann O'Brien. He also wrote many satirical columns in the Irish Times under the name Myles na gCopaleen. INTRODUCER BIOGRAPHY: Novelist and journalist Keith Donohue is the author of The Stolen Child and The Irish Anatomist: A Study of Flann O'Brien.