The Best of Myles: A Selection from Cruiskeen Lawn

The Best of Myles: A Selection from Cruiskeen Lawn

by Flann O'Brien
     
 

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"The best comic writer I can think of." S.J. Perelman  See more details below

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"The best comic writer I can think of." S.J. Perelman

Editorial Reviews

The Observer
“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.”
Washington Post

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.

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"The best comic writer I can think of."-S.J. Perelman

Dalkey Archive Press

S.J. Perelman

The best comic writer I can think of.

Observer

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.

Library Journal
Though best known for his fine novels, Irish writer O'Brien also wrote under the name Myles na Gopaleen a newspaper column in the Irish Times called "Cruiskeen Lawn" for more than 30 years. This 1968 volume collects the best of those pieces. O'Brien leans on many Irish clich s (poverty, boozing, etc.) but uses them often with great humor. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564782151
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
John F. Byrne Irish Literature Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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