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Flann O'Brien, Bakhtin, and Menippean Satire

Flann O'Brien, Bakhtin, and Menippean Satire

by M. Keith Booker

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Booker (English, U. of Arkansas) offers a reading of Irish author O'Brien's major works within the context of the carnivalesque ambivalence of Menippean satire and of Mikhail Bakhtin's work in general. After placing O'Brien in an Irish context and relating his work to that of Beckett, he looks at five of O'Brien's major works, demonstrating that his vision in not unequivocally pessimistic. He then compares O'Brien to modern writers including Kafka, Conrad, Queneau, Garcia Marquez, and Bulgakov. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Syracuse University Press
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Irish Studies Series
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6.24(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.62(d)

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