Assembling Flann O'Brien by Maebh Long

By Maebh Long

Flann O'Brien - often referred to as Brian O'Nolan or Myles na gCopaleen - is now generally known as one of many most effective of Ireland's smooth authors. Assembling Flann O'Brien explores the author's cutting edge and experimental paintings by way of interpreting him with regards to a few of the twentieth century's most crucial theorists, together with Derrida, Agamben, Freud, Lacan and Žižek.

Assembling Flann O'Brien offers a close research of O'Brien's 5 significant novels – including At Swim-Two-Birds and The 3rd Policeman – in addition to his performs, brief tales, journalistic output and unpublished archival fabric. The publication provides new theoretical views on his works, exploring his compelling engagements with questions of the correct identify, the archive, legislation, and wish, and the issues of id, language, sexuality and censorship which acutely bothered Ireland's new kingdom. Combining quite a lot of modern idea with a sensitivity to the cultural and political context within which the writer wrote, Maebh lengthy opens up totally new points of Flann O'Brien's writings, and explores the inventive and the tricky inside of his oeuvre.

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