"That's a real writer, with the true comic spirit. A really funny book."—James Joyce.
Chicago Tribune“At Swim-Two-Birds is both a comedy and a fantasy of such staggering originality that it baffles description and very nearly beggars our sense of delight.”
Washington Post“'Tis the odd joke of modern Irish literature—of the three novelists in its holy trinity, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien, the easiest and most accessible of the lot is O'Brien. . . . Flann O'Brien was too much his own man, Ireland's man, to speak in any but his own tongue.”
New Republic“At Swim-Two-Birds is a marvel of imagination, language, and humor.”
Graham Greene“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.”
Anthony Burgess“Flann O'Brien is unquestionably a major author. His work, like that of
Joyce, is so layered as to be almost Dante-esque. . . . Joyce and Flann
O'Brien assault your brain with words, style, magic, madness, and unlimited invention.”
Philip Toynbee“If I were a cultural dictator in England I would make At Swim-Two-Birds compulsory reading in all universities.”
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James Joyce"That's a real writer, with the true comic spirit. A really funny book."
Philip Toynbee"If I were a cultural dictator in England I would make At Swim-Two-Birds compulsory reading in all universities."
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