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

Author: Keith Hopper
Publisher: Cork : Cork University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This study reconfigures Flann O'Brien as a highly subversive writer within a rich and fertile literary landscape: indisputably Irish yet distinctly post-modern. It identifies 'The Third Policeman' as a subversive intellectual satire and situates it as one of the earliest examples of post-modernist fiction.
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Hopper, Keith.
Flann O'Brien.
Cork : Cork University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)760268484
Named Person: Flann O'Brien; Flann O'Brien; Flann O'Brien; Flann O'Brien
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Hopper
ISBN: 9781859184479 1859184472
OCLC Number: 302078580
Notes: Previous ed.: 1995.
Description: xviii, 272 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Beyond the Celtic twilight zone : metafiction, post-modernism and formalism --
The two towers : the Celtic toilet meets the filthy modern tide --
'Is it about 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.
Responsibility: Keith Hopper ; with a forword by J. Hillis Miller.

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