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Title:
A Flann O'Brien reader
Author:
O'Brien, Flann, 1911-1966.
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Publication Information:
New York : Viking Press, [1978]

[©1978]
Physical Description:
xxix, 447 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"A Richard Seaver book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780670317400
Format :
Book

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PR6029.N56 F55 1978 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
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Author Notes

Writer Brian O'Nolan was born on October 5, 1911. He graduated from University College, Dublin. This gifted Irish writer had three identities: Brian O'Nolan, an Irish civil servant and administrator; Myles Copaleen, columnist for the Irish Times, poet and author of An Beal Bocht (The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story about the Hard Life, 1941), a satire in Gaelic on the Gaelic revival; and Flann O'Brien, playwright and avant-garde comic novelist. His masterpiece, At Swim-Two-Birds (1939), went almost unrecognized in its time. This novel, which plays havoc with the conventional novel form, is about a man writing a book about characters in turn writing about him. O'Brien starts off with three separate openings. The Third Policeman (1967), funny but grim, plunges into the world of the dead, though one is not immediately aware that the protagonist is no longer living. He died on April 1, 1966.

(Bowker Author Biography)