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Flann O'Brien: Contesting Legacies

Citation:

Borg, Ruben, Paul Fagan, and Werner Huber (Eds.). Flann O'Brien: Contesting Legacies. Cork: Cork University Press, 2014. Print.
Flann O'Brien: Contesting Legacies

Abstract:

Challenging the narrative that Flann O'Brien wrote two good novels and then retired to the inferior medium of journalism (as Myles na gCopaleen), Flann O'Brien: Contesting Legacies engages with overlooked shorter, theatrical, and non-fiction works and columns ('John Duffy's Brother', 'The Martyr's Crown', 'Two in One') alongside At Swim-Two-BirdsThe Third Policeman, and An Béal Bocht. The depth and consistency of O'Nolan's comic inspiration that emerges from this scholarly engagement with his broader body of work underlines both the imperative and opportunity of reassessing O'Brien's literary legacy.

Last updated on 04/10/2017