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Flann O'Brien : a portrait of the artist as a young post-modernist

Author: Keith Hopper
Publisher: Cork, Ireland : Cork University Press, 1995.
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"Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman was written in 1940 but his publishers rejected it for being 'too fantastic'. Since its posthumous release in 1967 it has achieved cult status, although critical appraisal of his work has focused almost exclusively on At Swim-Two-Birds (1939). In this first novel O'Brien had confronted two towering traditions: the jaded legacy of Yeats' Celtic Twilight and the problematic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Flann O'Brien; Flann O'Brien; Flann O'Brien; Flann O'Brien; Flann O'Brien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Hopper
ISBN: 1859180418 9781859180419 1859180426 9781859180426
OCLC Number: 33189239
Description: 292 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Beyond the Celtic twilight zone: shamanism, post-modernism and formalism --
The two towers: the filty modern tide meets the Celtic toilet --
'Is it a bicycle?': censorship, sex and the metonymic code --
Character building: the role of the self-conscious narrator --
This is not a pipe: frame-breaking strategies --
Paradise lost, paradise regained: Flann O'Brien and the dialogic imagination --
Relative worlds: Kit Marlowe meets Philip Marlowe in the fourth dimension.
Other Titles: Portrait of the artist as a young post-modernist
Responsibility: Keith Hopper.

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