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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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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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