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Irish writer (born in 1932)


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Saving Cruiskeen Lawn: Satirical Parody in the Novels and Journalism of Flann O'Brien (Myles na gCopaleen).
For biographical information on O'Brien, see A Flann O'Brien Reader, edited by Stephen Jones (New York: The Viking Press, 1978); Sue Asbee, Flann O'Brien (Boston: Twayne Publishers, 2991); Anthony Cronin, No Laughing Matter; Anne Clissman, Flann O'Brien: A Critical Introduction to his Writings, pp.
Of recent years Flann O'Brien has received a great deal of attention from critics, but it is valuable to have his work placed in an overall context.
Carol Taaffe, Ireland Through the Looking-Glass: Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish Cultural Debate.
Similarly Jordan says he could praise Flann O'Brien for writing such brilliant novels as "At Swim-Two-Birds in 1960 and The Hard Life in 1961"; but then knock him for his misleading literary judgment when he chose Shaw as "one of the few so-called Anglo-Irish writers in this century for whom Myles had time.
In these chapters, he offers some very interesting and concise introductory portraits both of the canonical Irish artists and of lesser-known or wrongly neglected writers such as Austin Clarke, Lennox Robinson, Flann O'Brien, and Elizabeth Bowen.
Myles subverts the authority of political discourse in the same way as Flann O'Brien does in the novels, blurring the boundaries and hierarchy between narratives as a satirical device against linguistic and literary oppression.
In the following essay, however, I want to show that Flann O'Brien had a direct literary influence on Samuel Beckett.
Flann O'Brien is my favourite Irish author so I'd have to say anything by the great man himself perfectly captures the sense of humour and love of the absurd that makes this country so famous around the globe.
Late Flann O'Brien here makes a pedestrian contrast to peak Nabokov.
Kiberd goes on the say that this aesthetic "links writers as disparate as Hopkins, Joyce, Clarke, Flann O'Brien, Coffey or Devlin.
Calvino, Davies writes, "has conceded to enquirers that the works of Flann O'Brien, [amongst others], come closest to the spirit of invention generated by this book" (774).
As Ingenious Ireland demonstrates in such telling detail, this mutual incuriosity can only be damaging to any full sense of Irish self-understanding It seems regrettable for example that so often when writers like Jonathan Swift, George Bernard Shaw, Bram Stoker, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett or Flann O'Brien are discussed in the public arena the scientific hinterland to their work remains unexplored.
Silas Flannery is based on Flann O'Brien, although it would be more
In his exuberantly experimental 1939 novel, At Swim-Two-Birds, Flann O'Brien borrows the flighty Sweeny (his preferred spelling) from the medieval Irish saga, Buile Suibhne, and repeatedly brings him crashing down to earth.