The Complete Novels of Flann O'Brien

Flann O'Brien (Author) Keith Donohue (Introduction by)
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Product Details

Price
$32.00
Publisher
Everyman's Library
Publish Date
January 08, 2008
Pages
787
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.59 X 8.1 inches | 1.84 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780307267498
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About the Author

Flann O'Brien is the pseudonym of Brian O'Nolan, an Irish novelist and political commentator who was born in 1911 in County Tyrone and raised in Dublin. He entered the Irish civil service in 1937 and formally retired in 1953. From 1940 until his death, he wrote a political column called "Cruiskeen Lawn" for The Irish Times, under the pseudonym of Myles na Gopaleen; his biting, satiric commentaries made him the conscience of the Irish government. He died in 1966.

Reviews

"A real writer, with the true comic spirit."
--James Joyce

"Unquestionably a major author . . . Flann O'Brien assault[s] your brain with words, style, magic, madness, and unlimited invention."
--Anthony Burgess

"O'Brien was one of the comic geniuses of the 20th century."
--BOSTON GLOBE

"At Swim-Two-Birds has remained in my mind ever since it first appeared as one of the best books of our century. A book in a thousand . . . in the line of Ulysses and Tristram Shandy."
--Graham Greene

"At Swim-Two-Birds is both a comedy and fantasy of such staggering originality that it baffles description and very nearly beggars our sense of delight."
--CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"[The Third Policeman is] the funniest book ever written . . . and scariest."
--Charles Baxter, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

"The Poor Mouth shows a comic genius working close to his best capability. Humor of this quality, this intensity, is very rare; as witty in its language as in its invention, it cries to be read aloud."
--NEWSWEEK