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Dalkey Archive Press #ad - That's a real writer, with the true comic spirit. A really funny book. James Joyce.

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The Third Policeman

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Dalkey Archive Press #ad - The third policeman is flann O'Brien's brilliantly dark comic novel about the nature of time, death, and existence. Told by a narrator who has committed a botched robbery and brutal murder, the novel follows him and his adventures in a two-dimensional police station where, through the theories of the scientist/philosopher de Selby, he is introduced to "Atomic Theory" and its relation to bicycles, the existence of eternity which turns out to be just down the road, and de Selby's view that the earth is not round but "sausage-shaped.

With the help of his newly found soul named "Joe, " he grapples with the riddles and contradictions that three eccentric policeman present to him. The last of o’brien’s novels to be published, the hard life, the best of myles, the poor mouth, and The Dalkey Archive to ensure his place, The Third Policeman joins O’Brien’s other fiction At Swim-Two-Birds, along with James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, as one of Ireland’s great comic geniuses.

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The Last September

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Anchor #ad - The last september is elizabeth bowen's portrait of a young woman's coming of age in a brutalized time and place, where the ordinariness of life floats like music over the impending doom of history. In 1920, lady myra, sir richard naylor and his wife, and their friends maintain a skeptical attitude toward the events going on around them, but behind the facade of tennis parties and army camp dances, at their country home in County Cork, all know that the end is approaching—the end of British rule in the south of Ireland and the demise of a way of life that had survived for centuries.

The last september depicts the tensions between love and the longing for freedom, between tradition and the terrifying prospect of independence, both political and spiritual. Brilliant. A successful combination of social comedy and private tragedy. The times literary Supplement London. Their niece, lois farquar, attempts to live her own life and gain her own freedoms from the very class that her elders are vainly defending.

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Nazi Literature in the Americas New Directions Book

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New Directions #ad - Authors from twelve different countries are included. A "biographical dictionary" gathering 30 brief accounts of poets, novelists and editors all fictional who espouse fascist or extremely right-wing political views. Nazi literature in the Americas was the first of Roberto Bolano's books to reach a wide public.

Ernesto pérez masón, for example, and his farcical clashes with josé lezama Lima recall stories about the spats between Lezama Lima and Virgilio Pinera, in the sample included here, is an imaginary member of the real Orígenes group in Cuba, as recounted in Guillermo Cabrera Infante's Mea Cuba. When it was published by seix barral in 1996, critics in Spain were quick to recognize the arrival of an important new talent.

Nazi Literature in the Americas New Directions Book #ad - The book presents itself as a biographical dictionary of American writers who flirted with or espoused extreme right-wing ideologies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is a tour de force of black humor and imaginary erudition. Nazi literature in the americas is composed of short biographies, including descriptions of the writers' works, plus an epilogue "for Monsters", which includes even briefer biographies of persons mentioned in passing.

All of the writers are imaginary, although they are all carefully and credibly situated in real literary worlds. The origins of the imaginary writers are diverse. The countries with the most representatives are Argentina 8 and the USA 7.

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Graveyard Clay: Cré na Cille The Margellos World Republic of Letters

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Yale University Press #ad - The story unfolds entirely in dialogue as the newly dead arrive in the graveyard, bringing news of recent local happenings to those already confined in their coffins. Yale. Graveyard clay is a novel of black humor, reminiscent of the work of Synge and Beckett. This bold new translation of his radically original Cré na Cille is the shared project of two fluent speakers of the Irish of Ó Cadhain’s native region, Liam Mac Con Iomaire and Tim Robinson.

A brilliant new translation of Ó cadhain’s modern irish literature masterpiece, adaptations, reception, and more In critical opinion and popular polls, meant to spark debate and comparison with Alan Titley's Dirty Dust, now with bonus materials on its history, interpretations, Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Graveyard Clay is invariably ranked the most important prose work in modern Irish.

Graveyard Clay: Cré na Cille The Margellos World Republic of Letters #ad - They have achieved a lofty goal: to convey Ó Cadhain’s meaning accurately and to meet his towering literary standards. Avalanches of gossip, and scandal-mongering ensue, flirting, backbiting, feuds, while the absurdity of human nature becomes ever clearer. This edition of Ó cadhain’s masterpiece is enriched with footnotes, bibliography, publication and reception history, and other materials that invite further study and deeper enjoyment of his most engaging and challenging work.

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Pale Fire

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Vintage #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In pale fire nabokov offers a cornucopia of deceptive pleasures: a 999-line poem by the reclusive genius John Shade; an adoring foreword and commentary by Shade's self-styled Boswell, Dr. Yale. Charles kinbote; a darkly comic novel of suspense, literary idolatry and one-upmanship, and political intrigue.

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A Breath of Life New Directions Paperbook

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New Directions #ad - These fragments form a dialogue between a god-like author who infuses the breath of life into his creation: the speaking, dying creation herself, breathing, Angela Pralini. The work’s almost occult appeal arises from the perception that if Angela dies, Clarice will have to die as well. Used book in Good Condition.

Yale. And she did. Lispector did not even live to see it published. At her death, a mountain of fragments remained to be “structured” by Olga Borelli. A mystical dialogue between a male author and his creation, this posthumous work has never before been translated, and is a book of particular beauty and strangeness.

A Breath of Life New Directions Paperbook #ad - A mystical dialogue between a male author a thinly disguised Clarice Lispector and his/her creation, a woman named Angela, this posthumous work has never before been translated. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Poor Mouth: Poor Mouth: A Bad Story about the Hard Life Irish Literature

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Dalkey Archive Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A scathing satire on the irish, this work brought down on the author's head the full wrath of those who saw themselves as the custodians of Irish language and tradition when it was first published in Gaelic in 1941. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The poor mouth relates the story of one bonaparte O'Coonassa, born in a cabin in a fictitious village called Corkadoragha in western Ireland equally renowned for its beauty and the abject poverty of its residents.

Yale. Potatoes constitute the basis of his family's daily fare, and they share both bed and board with the sheep and pigs.

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Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama Second Edition Norton Critical Editions

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Backgrounds and criticism” is chronologically organized by playwright and includes prefaces, program notes, letters, journal entries, and interpretative essays for each play in the volume. This revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition reprints the complete texts of fourteen plays by the major Irish playwrights: W.

Modern and contemporary irish drama is the ideal focal point for the study of Irish literature and culture and, because of its many great twentieth-century works, for the study of drama more generally. M. Used book in Good Condition. Synge, conor mcpherson, brian friel, bernard Shaw, Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, and Marina Carr.

Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama Second Edition Norton Critical Editions #ad - Yeats, lady Gregory, J. Yale. The texts are accompanied by John Harrington’s introduction to the volume and by his detailed explanatory annotations. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. In order to provide additional context for readers, these materials are preceded by five essays on the early-twentieth-century “The Irish Dramatic Revival” and followed by four essays on the current state of “Theater in Ireland.

A chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included. B.

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Best of Myles John F. Byrne Irish Literature Series

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The Dalkey Archive

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Dalkey Archive Press #ad - Bewildering? yes, but as O'Brien insists, "a measure of bewilderment is part of the job of literature. Yale. Used book in Good Condition. W. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Hailed as "the best comic fantasy since "tristram shandy" upon its publication in 1964, "the book is not meant to be a novel or anything of the kind but a study in derision, various writers with their styles, and sundry modes, "The Dalkey Archive, " is Flann O'Brien's fifth and final novel; or rather as O'Brien wrote to his editor, attitudes and cults being the rats in the cage.

Among the targets of O'Brien's derision are religiosity, intellectual abstractions, J. Dunne's and albert einstein's views on time and relativity, and the lives and works of Saint Augustine and James Joyce, both of whom have speaking parts in the novel.

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