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O'Brien, Flann 1911-1966

Works: 325 works in 1,432 publications in 8 languages and 20,883 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Humorous fiction  Experimental fiction  Black humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Satire  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
Classifications: PR6029.N56, 823.912
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Publications by Flann O'Brien, published posthumously.
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At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien( Book )
158 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,196 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 )
144 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,882 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 Dalkey Archive : a novel by Flann O'Brien( Book )
69 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 999 libraries worldwide
Stories and plays by Flann O'Brien( Book )
37 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 829 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 )
49 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Selections from the author's column, Cruiskeen lawn, in the Irish times
The complete novels by Flann O'Brien( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 579 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 564 libraries worldwide
The various lives of Keats and Chapman ; and, the brother by Flann O'Brien( Book )
26 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 423 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
Further cuttings : from Cruiskeen Lawn by Flann O'Brien( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 422 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 316 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 )
20 editions published between 2007 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 October 2005 episode of the hit television series Lost
The best of Myles by Flann O'Brien( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and French and held by 264 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 196 libraries worldwide
Myles before Myles : a selection of the earlier writings of Brian O'Nolan by Flann O'Brien( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Rhapsody in Stephen's green : the insect play by Flann O'Brien( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 103 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
Myles away from Dublin : being a selection from the column written for the Nationalist and Leinster times, Carlow, under the name of George Knowall by Flann O'Brien( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
A selection of George Knowall's journalism from The Nationalist and Leinster times, Carlow
Poor Mouth; A Bad Story About the Hard Life by Flann O'Brien( Book )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Myles: portraits of Brian O'Nolan by Timothy O'Keeffe( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Four Irish legendary figures in At Swim-Two-Birds : a study of Flann O'Brien's use of Finn, Suibhne, the Pook, and the Good Fairy by Eva Wäppling( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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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 irsk skribent
Brian O'Nolan scriitor irlandez
Copaleen, Myles
Copaleen Myles 1911-1966
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Doe, John J. 1911-1966
Flann O’Brien
Flann O'Brien
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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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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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