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'Is it about a bicycle?' : Flann O'Brien in the twenty-first century

Author: Jennika Baines
Publisher: Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays considers the work of Flann O'Brien, a subversive, confounding and hilarious Irish novelist. It also considers the work of Myles na Gopaleen, whose 'Cruiskeen Lawn' columns tapped into Dublin culture and humour for 26 years.
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Named Person: Flann O'Brien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennika Baines
ISBN: 9781846822407 1846822408
OCLC Number: 711942827
Description: 175 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Myles' tones / Joseph Brooker --
Cuttings from Cruiskeen Lawn : bibliographical issues in the republication of Myles na gCopaleen's journalism / Jon Day --
The truth is an odd number : At swim-two-birds / Kimberly Bohman-Kalaja --
"A root of the new sprout"? : Flann O'Brien, minor literature and the modern Gaelic canon / Richard T. Murphy --
"Nádúir-fhilíocht na Gaedhilge" and Flann O{u2019}Brien's fiction / Adrian Naughton --
O'Brien's your man : Myles, modernity and Irish national television / Amy Nejezchleb --
Plain People and Corduroys : the citizen and the artist / Carol Taaffe --
Flann O{u2019}Brien's science fiction : an "illusion of progression" in The third policeman / Samuel Whybrow --
A portrait of the artist as a Dubliner : eroding the künstlerroman in The hard life / Jennika Baines --
Notes from an Irishman's Diary / Frank McNally.
Responsibility: Jennika Baines, editor ; with a foreword by Micheál Ó Nualláin.

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This collection of essays considers the work of Flann O'Brien, a subversive, confounding and hilarious Irish novelist. It also considers the work of Myles na Gopaleen, whose 'Cruiskeen Lawn' columns tapped into Dublin culture and humour for 26 years.

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