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"That's a real writer, with the true comic spirit. A really funny book."â€”James Joyce.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 and seek vengeance. From drugging him as he sleeps to dropping the ceiling on his head, these figures of Irish myth make Trellis pay dearly for his bad writing. Hilariously funny and inventive, At Swim-Two-Birds has influenced generations of writers, opening up new possibilities for what can be done in fiction. It is a true masterpiece of Irish literature.
Review: If you try to read it too closely, the structure of this book will drive you crazy. Ask me how I know. On the first level, it seems to emanate from the addled mind of a navel-gazing Irish university student stumbling around thinking about writing a book or a school paper. As I said, you can go nuts trying to follow it. Yet At Swim-Two-Birds is a modernist masterpiece, the best-known fictional work of Irish newspaper writer Flann O'Brien. Published in 1939, the 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.
Title: At Swim-Two-Birds (Plume)
Book Condition: New
Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0452259134I5N00
Book Description Plume, 1976. Condition: Fair. Reissue. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP104883293
Book Description Plume, 1976. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2938405758
Book Description Plume. PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 0452259134 Crisp pages. Tight binding. Heavy shelf wear on cover. Dirty edges. Tanning throughout. Good reading copy. Seller Inventory # J2T-MEQ7-2690
Book Description Plume, 1976. Paperback. Condition: Good. Good solid copy, mild to moderate reading/age wear, no DJ if issued, may have some light markings or exowner inscription. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books and media, ship within 48 hours, and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # mon0000049674
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Book Description Plume, 1976. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. Light Sunning/Rubbing To Covers, Light Thumbing/Edgewear, Light Browning To Pages And Inside Covers, Else Tight And Clean. Seller Inventory # 197362
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