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At Swim-Two-Birds (Irish Literature Series)

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Description: Amazon.com Review In a 1938 letter to a literary agent, Flann O'Brien described his first novel as "a very queer affair, unbearably queer perhaps." The book in question was At Swim-Two-Birds--and if we take queer to mean diabolically eccentric, then truer words were never spoken. The author, whose real name was Brian O'Nolan, had successfully stirred Gaelic legend, pulp fiction, and grimy Dublin realism into a hilarious cocktail. His mastery of modernist collage would have been an ample accomplishment itself. But O'Brien was also blessed with the writer's equivalent of perfect pitch, and in At Swim-Two-Birds he squeez ... (more)
Manufacturer: Dalkey Archive Press
Release date: 17 August 1998
ISBN-10 : 156478181X | ISBN-13: 9781564781819
Tags: Satire (1), Humour (1), Religion (1), Fiction (1), Parody (1), Mythology (1), Education (1), Ireland (1), Irish (1), Metafiction (1), Stream-of-consciousness (1)
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