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O'Brien, Flann 1911-1966

Works: 344 works in 1,465 publications in 9 languages and 21,023 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Humorous fiction  Satire  Experimental fiction  Black humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Satirical literature  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PR6029.N56, 823.912
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Publications about Flann O'Brien
Publications by Flann O'Brien
Publications by Flann O'Brien, published posthumously.
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Most widely held works by Flann O'Brien
At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien( Book )
162 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,213 libraries worldwide
A Irish college student avoids studying by writing a novel in which the central character, a writer named Dermot Trellis, is attacked by his own characters--figures, including the Pooka and Finn MacCool, whom he has borrowed from Irish myth and legend
The third policeman : a novel by Flann O'Brien( Book )
148 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,906 libraries worldwide
The Third Policeman is Flann O'Brien's comic novel about the nature of time, death, and existence. Told by a narrator who has committed a botched robbery and brutal murder, the novel follows him and his adventures in a two-dimensional police station where, through the theories of the scientist/philosopher de Selby, he is introduced to "Atomic Theory" and its relation to bicycles, the existence of eternity (which turns out to be just down the road), and de Selby's view that the earth is not round but "sausage-shaped." With the help of his newly found soul named "Joe, " he grapples with the riddles and contradictions that three eccentric policeman present to him
The poor mouth : a bad story about the hard life by Flann O'Brien( Book )
64 editions published between 1973 and 1998 in English and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
Presents the 1941 novel about Bonaparte O'Coonassa, an Irish peasant who shares a life of abject poverty with his family and neighbors in the village of Corkadoragha, one of the most beautiful places in the country
The Dalkey Archive : a novel by Flann O'Brien( Book )
70 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
Stories and plays by Flann O'Brien( Book )
38 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and German and held by 915 libraries worldwide
"A Richard Seaver book."
The hard life : an exegesis of squalor by Flann O'Brien( Book )
68 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 830 libraries worldwide
A comic look at Irish life. The narrator is Finbarr, an orphan raised amid the odor of good whisky and bad cooking. With a mixture of admiration and unease he watches his brother, Manus, turn into a young man of business, successful enough to move to England
The best of Myles; a selection from 'Cruiskeen lawn' by Flann O'Brien( Book )
50 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
Selections from the author's column, Cruiskeen lawn, in the Irish times
Flann O'Brien : Plays and Teleplays by Flann O'Brien( file )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 695 libraries worldwide
Rarely reprinted, rarely staged, and often entirely unpublished, Flann O'Brien's works for the stage and television are speculative, inventive, and as wickedly funny as his novels
The complete novels by Flann O'Brien( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Flann O'Brien, along with Joyce and Beckett, is part of the holy trinity of modern Irish literature. His five novels-collected here in one volume-are a monument to his inspired lunacy and gleefully demented genius
A Flann O'Brien reader by Flann O'Brien( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
The various lives of Keats and Chapman ; and, the brother by Flann O'Brien( Book )
27 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
First appearing as columns in The Irish Times, the hilarious escapades of Keats and Chapman (based on the Romantic poet and the translator of Homer, respectively) that comprise this volume illuminate the extraordinary talent of Flann O'Brien. Labeled by the author "studies in literary pathology" the vignettes - each concluding in a terrible, bathetic pun - are the work of an extraordinarily funny mind exploring the limits of the shaggy dog story. -- Book jacket
The Short Fiction of Flann O'Brien by Flann O'Brien( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of short stories and part of an unfinished novel by the Irish writer. 5 of the stories have been translated from Irish
Further cuttings : from Cruiskeen Lawn by Flann O'Brien( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
"Flann O'Brien adopted the name "Myles na Gopaleen" for the hilarious Cruiskeen Lawn column which he wrote for The Irish Times from 1940-1966. Whereas The Best of Myles covered the first five years of the column's life, this companion edition covers the period from 1947-1957. Here can be found the true transcripts of Myles's clashes with the law courts on charges of larceny, currency offenses, marrying without the consent of his parents, gang warfare, and using bad language; here too are bizarre obituaries, bores, banalities, jovialities and immoralities, and the return of the preposterous Brother. Also included is the first-ever Myles article."--Jacket
At war by Flann O'Brien( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
"At War is a collection of Flann O'Brien's columns written for the Irish Times under the pseudonym Myles na Gopaleen. Taken from the war years of 1940-45, these writings provide plenty of acerbic wit and persistent prodding of "the good people of Ireland." And in typical O'Brien fashion, no one is safe from his opinionated attacks. His oftentimes hysterical musings include discussions of theater, what it means to be Irish, ideas for alternative pubs and liquors, advice for children, and ways to improve the home."--Jacket
The third policeman by Flann O'Brien( file )
22 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Flann O'Brien's most popular and surrealistic novel concerns an imaginary, hellish village police force and a local murder. Weird, satirical, and very funny, its popularity has suddenly increased after the novel was featured in the 5 October 2005 episode of the hit television series Lost. The series' creators have said that anyone who has read the book "will have a lot more ammunition when dissecting plotlines" of the show. Here it comes to life in a new unabridged recording. Even with Ulysses and Finnegans wake behind him, James Joyce might have been envious" wrote one critic about the work of Flann O'Brien
The best of Myles by Flann O'Brien( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and French and held by 265 libraries worldwide
"The Best of Myles brings together the "best" of Flann O'Brien's newspaper column "Cruiskeen Lawn," written over a nearly thirty-year period, Covering such subjects as plumbers, the justice system, and improbable inventions, O'Brien (whose real name was Brian O'Nolan, though his newspaper pseudonym was Myles na Gopaleen) is replete with zany humor and biting satire directed at the Irish and their preoccupations. Most of all, however, The Best of Myles displays O'Brien's unique mastery of language and style."--Jacket
The hair of the dogma : a further selection from "Cruiskeen lawn" by Flann O'Brien( Book )
13 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Myles before Myles : a selection of the earlier writings of Brian O'Nolan by Flann O'Brien( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The hard life : a novel by Flann O'Brien( Book )
23 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Two young orphans, Finbarr and Manus, are taken into the household of the eccentric Mr Collopy where they grew up surrounded by the smells of good whiskey and bad cooking. Manus proves to be a business genius, and this talent takes him from teaching people to walk the tightrope by correspondence course to the Vatican. The greatest satirical Irish writer of the twentieth-century turns his attention to the garrulous Irish and vividly captures the wit, extravagance and glory of their talk
Rhapsody in Stephen's green : the insect play by Flann O'Brien( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Using a play by Karl and Josef Capek as source, Flann O'Brien locates his insect drama in Dublin, his most familiar stalking- territory. His adaptation is a vehicle for ridicule and invective, targeting race, religion, greed, identity and purpose. With his extraordinary ear for dialogue, O'Brien creates his own fantastical world, and the outcome is a hilarious satire of Irish stereotypes - as Orangemen, Dubliners, Corkagians and culchies become warring ants, bees, crickets, dung-beetles, and other small-minded invertebrae. The lost text of this play, Hilton Edwards' prompt copy from the 1943 G
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Alternative Names
Barnabas 1911-1966 Brother
Barnabas Brother 1911-1966
Brian O’Nolan Irischer Schriftsteller
Brian Ó Nualláin
Brian O'Nolan escriptor irlandès
Brian O'Nolan irsk skribent
Brian O'Nolan scriitor irlandez
Copaleen, Myles
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Doe, John J. 1911-1966
Flann O’Brien
Flann O'Brien
Flann O'Brien écrivain irlandais
Flann O'Brien escritor irlandés
Flann O'Brien irländsk författare
Flann O'Brien irský spisovatel
Flann O'Brien pisarz irlandzki
Flann O'Brien schrijver uit Ierland (1911-1966)
Flann O'Brien scrittore e giornalista irlandese
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Knowal, George 1911-1966
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Nagcopaleen Myles 1911-1966
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Nagopaleen, Myles 1911-1966
Nolan, Brian
Nolan Brian 1911-1966
O’Nolan, Brian 1911-1966
O' Nuallain, Brain
O ̕Nuallain Brain 1911-1966
Ó Nualláin, Brian
Ó Nualláin, Brian 1911-1966
O'Blather, ... Great Count 1911-1966
O'Braiens, Flens 1911-1966
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Брыян О’Нуалан
О'Нолан Б
О'Нолан Б. 1911-1966
Фланн О’Брайен
Фленн О'Брайен
אוברין, פלן
או'ברין, פלן, 1911-1966
או'נולן, ברין, 1911-1966
בריאן אונולן סופר אירי
גופלין, מילס נה, 1911-1966
براون اوونالان
오놀란, 브라이언 1911-1966
오브라이언, 플랜 1911-1966
オブライエン, フラン
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