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At Swim-Two-Birds

At Swim-Two-Birds

  • Author: Flann O'Brien
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 0735253854
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Hailed as the paramount expression of metafiction and Irish culture, and uproariously funny and inventive, At Swim-Two-Birds has influenced generations of writers, broadening the possibilities of what can be done in ficiton. This comic novel is the story of a loafing and inebriated Dublin-based university student who composes a mischief-filled novel about a protagonist doomed to fail as a writer. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

At Swim-Two-Birds

At Swim-Two-Birds

A Novel

  • Author: Flann O'Brien
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504059654
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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An indolent college student creates a chaotic fictional world in this classic of Irish literature: “A marvel of imagination, language, and humor” (New Republic). In this comic masterpiece, our unnamed narrator—a student at University College, Dublin, who spends more time drinking and working on his novel than attending classes—creates a character, a pub owner named Trellis, who himself is devoted mainly to writing and sleeping. Soon Trellis is collaborating with an author of cowboy romances, and from there unspools a brilliantly unpredictable adventure that James Joyce himself called “a really funny book.” “’Tis the odd joke of modern Irish literature—of the three novelists in its holy trinity, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, the easiest and most accessible of the lot is O’Brien. . . . Flann O’Brien was too much his own man, Ireland’s man, to speak in any but his own tongue.” —The Washington Post “As with Scott Fitzgerald, there is a brilliant ease in [O’Brien’s] prose, a poignant grace glimmering off every page.” —John Updike “One of the best books of our century.” —Graham Greene

Four Irish Legendary Figures in At Swim-Two-Birds

Four Irish Legendary Figures in At Swim-Two-Birds

A Study of Flann O'Brien's Use of Finn, Suibhne, the Pook, and the Good Fairy

  • Author: Eva Wäppling
  • Publisher: Academia Ubsalaliens
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Buile Suibhne Geilt
  • Page: 109
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Alive alive O!

Alive alive O!

Flann O'Brien's At swim-two-birds

  • Author: Rüdiger Imhof
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ireland
  • Page: 213
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Flann O'Brien

Flann O'Brien

  • Author: Joseph Brooker
  • Publisher: Northcote House Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780746310816
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 120
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Through major works such as At-Swim-Two-Birds, The Third Policeman, and The Poor Mouth Flann O'Brien exploded the modern novel in a way that both echoed the the example of James Joyce and anticipated later developments in experimental fiction and theory.

Delusion and Illusion in Flann O'Brien's At Swim-two Birds and The Third Policeman

Delusion and Illusion in Flann O'Brien's At Swim-two Birds and The Third Policeman

  • Author: Donna Isabel Wong
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Third Policeman

The Third Policeman

A Novel

  • Author: Flann O'Brien
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1504059646
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 212
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One man wants to publish, so another must perish, in this darkly witty philosophical novel by “a spectacularly gifted comic writer” (Newsweek). The Third Policeman follows a narrator who is obsessed with the work of a scientist and philosopher named de Selby (who believes that Earth is not round but sausage-shaped)—and has finally completed what he believes is the definitive text on the subject. But, broke and desperate for money to get his scholarly masterpiece published, he winds up committing robbery—and murder. From here, this remarkably imaginative dark comedy proceeds into a world of riddles, contradictions, and questions about the nature of eternity as our narrator meets some policemen with an obsession of their own (specifically, bicycles), and engages in an extended conversation with his dead victim—and his own soul, which he nicknames Joe. By the celebrated Irish author praised by James Joyce as “a real writer, with the true comic spirit,” The Third Policeman is an incomparable work of fiction. “’Tis the odd joke of modern Irish literature—of the three novelists in its holy trinity, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, the easiest and most accessible of the lot is O’Brien. . . . Flann O’Brien was too much his own man, Ireland’s man, to speak in any but his own tongue.” —The Washington Post