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At Swim-Two-Birds

O'Brien, Flann (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish college student who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dublin. When not in bed (where he seems to spend most of his time) or reading he is composing a mischief-filled novel about Dermot Trellis, a second-rate author whose characters ultimately rebel against him and seek vengeance. From drugging him as he sleeps to dropping the ceiling on his head, these figures of Irish myth make Trellis pay dearly for his bad writing. Hilariously funny and inventive, At Swim-Two-Birds has influenced generations of writers, opening up new possibilities for what can be done in fiction. It is a true masterpiece of Irish literature.
Authors: O'Brien, Flann, 1911-1966
Title: At Swim-Two-Birds
Publisher: Normal, IL : Dalkey Archive Press, 1998
Edition: 1st Dalkey Archive ed
Characteristics: xv, 239 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Flann O'Brien ; introduction by William H. Gass
ISBN: 156478181X
9781564781819
Branch Call Number: FICTION OBRIEN
Subject Headings: Tales Ireland Adaptations Mythology, Celtic Fiction Folklore Ireland Fiction
Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Experimental fiction
Topical Term: Tales
Mythology, Celtic
Folklore
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O’Brien’s work is as intelligent as James Joyce’s but much, much funnier. Here university students, authors, and mythical figures vie to take control of a wild narrative.

O’Brien’s work is as intelligent as James Joyce’s but much, much funnier. Here university students, authors, and mythical figures vie to take control of a wild narrative.


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Dec 10, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Five stars, not entirely for reading pleasure, but also for originality and influence on metafictional writings. O'Brien seems to me to be more of a cult phenomena now, almost eclipsed by Joyce and Beckett, but he should be read more widely.

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