"The best comic writer I can think of." S.J. Perelman
A lot of American readers think that S.J. Perelman was the humorous essayist of the century; but who did Perelman himself consider the best comic writer around? Flann O'Brien, aka Myles na Gopaleen, aka Brian O'Nolan... Not to be missed.
"The best comic writer I can think of."-S.J. Perelman
Dalkey Archive Press
The best comic writer I can think of.
Brilliant, morosely inventive comic turns devoted to O'Brien's favourite topics: the literary life, the Gaelic Revival, civil service bureaucracy, booze and its discontents.
Meet the Author
Flann O'Brien, whose real name was Brian O'Nolan, also wrote under the pen name of Myles na Gopaleen. He was born in 1911 in County Tyrone. A resident of Dublin, he graduated from University College after a brilliant career as a student (editing a magazine called Blather) and joined the Civil Service, in which he eventually attained a senior position. He wrote throughout his life, which ended in Dublin on April 1, 1966. His other novels include The Dalkey Archive, The Third Policeman, The Hard Life, and The Poor Mouth, all available from Dalkey Archive Press. Also available are three volumes of his newspaper columns: The Best of Myles, Further Cuttings from Cruiskeen Lawn, and At War.
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