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At Swim-two-birds

Flann O"Brien

At Swim-two-birds

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Published by Viking Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Flann O"Brien.
The Physical Object
Pagination315 p. ;
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13536021M
OCLC/WorldCa27833894

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At Swim-Two-Birds book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim- /5. “At Swim-Two-Birds is a marvel of imagination, language, and humor.” (New Republic) “At Swim-Two-Birds has remained in my mind ever since it first appeared as one of the best books of our century.

A book in a thousand in the line of Ulysses and Tristram Shandy.” (Graham Greene) “If I were a cultural dictator in England I would make At Swim-Two-Birds compulsory reading in all Cited by: Dec 08,  · From here on in, as the various characters gang up on Flann O’Brien’s various “authors”, At Swim-Two-Birds becomes what John Updike nailed as “a many-levelled travesty of a novel”, a.

Sep 28,  · At Swim-Two-Birds has remained in my mind ever since it first appeared as one of the best books of our century. A book in a thousand in the line of Ulysses and Tristram Shandy.” Graham Greene.

At Swim-Two-Birds is a marvel of imagination, language, and humor.” New Republic/5. Mar 03,  · At-Swim-Two-Birds is a book written by Brian O’Nolan, who is an Irish author.

Regarded as one of the best examples of metafiction, this book is thought to be the writer’s masterpiece. The book was published in It was published under the house of Longman Green and Co/5. Yet At Swim-Two-Birds is a modernist masterpiece, the best-known fictional work of Irish newspaper writer Flann O'Brien.

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There was a curse – a malediction – put down in the book against him. The upshot is that your man becomes a bloody bird. I see, said Lamont.

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Relate us further, said Diarmuid Donn, for the love of God. Who is it. said Finn. Who but a book-poet would dishonour the God-big Finn for the sake of a gap-worded story.

Who could have the saint Ceallach carried off by his four acolytes and he feeble and thin from his Lent-fast, laid in the timbers of an old boat, hidden. This Study Guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of At Swim-Two-Birds.

NOTE: Citations in this Study Guide refer to the following edition of the book: O’Brien, Flann, At Swim-Two. His masterpiece, At Swim-Two-Birds (), went almost unrecognized in its time. This novel, which plays havoc with the conventional novel form, is about a man writing a book about characters in turn writing about him.

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Free download or read online At Swim-Two-Birds pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Flann O'Brien. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

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A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish college student who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dublin.

When not in bed (where he seems to spend most of his time) or reading, he is composing a mischief-filled novel about Dermot Trellis, a second-rate author whose characters ultimately rebel against him.

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On camera it looks like I did my make up drunk xD. Where to find me: Blog: universit. Click to read more about At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.

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Overview of At Swim-Two-Birds. A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish. Flann O'Brien's innovative metafictional work, whose unruly characters strike out their own paths in life to the frustration of their author, At Swim-Two-Birds is a brilliant impressionistic jumble of ideas, mythology and nonsense published in Penguin Modern Classics.

Flann O'Brien's first novel tells the story of a young, indolent undergraduate, 5/5(1). If you like At Swim-Two-Birds you might like similar books Under The Volcano, Herzog, Murphy, Nostromo, The Adventures Of Augie March /5(25). At Swim-two-birds by O'Brien, Flann, Publication date Topics Folklore, Mythology, Celtic, Tales Publisher New York: Plume Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

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O'Brien found his novel branded as the book you read for more of the same after you had finished Finnegans Wake. Since few survived the Wake, and even fewer wanted more of the same, At Swim-Two-Birds became the great Irish book almost no one read.

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Oct 16,  · One of the best-kept secrets of 20th-century literature, At Swim-Two-Birds is ostensibly a novel about a lazy, impoverished college student who’s writing a novel (“One beginning and one ending for a book is a thing I did not agree with,” he opines), but his characters won’t stay put, and they get mixed up with all kinds of local Dublin.

Graham Greene has given this effective bit of literary in-breeding a mighty sendoff, and in the limited circle to which this book will gravitate there will be many assenting voices. More inclined to satirical dalliance than Cyril Connelly, whom he resembles, the author gleefully weaves and bobs his way in a Sterne-like fashion through styles and modes in Irish literature.

The novelist arises Author: Flann O’Brien. Mick's Blog: recipes, book reviews, etc - Blog for Colcannon, a celtic group from Aurora, Colorado. The book is some pages and though it contains a lot of anecdotes of the “Jane was 26 and having a lot of problems at her job” sort, many of these are quite enlightening and help to illustrate the main thesis viz.

that telling kids. “One beginning and one ending for a book was a thing I did not agree with. A good book may have three openings entirely dissimilar and inter-related only in the prescience of the author, or for that matter one hundred times as many endings.” ― Flann O'Brien, quote from At Swim-Two-Birds.

Hailed as the paramount expression of metafiction and Irish culture, and uproariously funny and inventive, At Swim-Two-Birds has influenced generations of writers, broadening the possibilities of.

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Yet At Swim-Two-Birds is a modernist masterpiece, the best-known fictional work of Irish newspaper writer Flann O'Brien. Published inthe book's great charm is O'Brien's constant reinvention of the English language, fueled and altered by an Irish sensibility and language; the sentences come out in a torrent of musical, drunken ramblings/5(6).

At Swim Two Birds by Flann Obrien available in Trade Paperback on howtogetridofbadbreath.club, also read synopsis and reviews. At Swim-Two-Birdsis both a comedy and a Author: Flann Obrien. Aug 20,  · I first read At Swim-Two-Birds at secondary school in the s. I was astounded; until then I had assumed that all Irish literature must - at best - be worthy but dull.

Not that I had read much of it. The native writings to which I had been exposed were the short prose works that bulked out the English and Gaelic syllabi - tales of Catholic piety gently triumphing over temptation, accounts of.

Plot summary. At Swim-Two-Birds presents itself as a first-person story by an unnamed Irish student of literature. The student believes that "one beginning and one ending for a book was a thing I did not agree with", and he accordingly sets three apparently quite separate stories in motion.

The first concerns the Pooka MacPhellimey, "a member of the devil class".copy of his first novel, At Swim-Two-Birds (), to Joyce.

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