The Short Fiction of Flann O'Brien

The Short Fiction of Flann O'Brien

Book - 2013
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This riotous collection at last gathers together an expansive selection of Flann O'Brien's shorter fiction in a single volume, as well as O'Brien's last and unfinished novel, "Slattery's Sago Saga." Also included are new translations of several stories originally published in Irish, and other rare pieces. With some of these stories appearing here in book form for the very first time, and others previously unavailable for decades, "Short Fiction" is a welcome gift for every Flann O'Brien fan worldwide.

Publisher: Champaign :, Dalkey Archive Press,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781564788894
Branch Call Number: FIC OBR
Characteristics: xvii, 159 pages : illustration ; 22 cm


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Mar 16, 2015

Irish writer Flann O'Brien (real name: Brian O'Nolan) is far less known than Joyce and Beckett, but Edna O'Brien (no relation) called them the "trinity of great Irish writers." This collection brings together miscellaneous short pieces, as well as an unfinished novel. It's for the completist to be sure. I would direct others to his unclassifiable novels, "At Swim Two-Birds" and "The Third Policeman." Erin go bragh!

Feb 03, 2015

Often funny and entertaining.

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