Flann O'Brien : eine Biographie

by Anthony Cronin

Other authorsMatthias Fienbork (Translator)
Hardcover, 1991

Status

Available

Call number

HN 6555 C947

Collection

Publication

Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurter Verl.-Anst.

Description

During his all-too-brief lifetime, Flann O'Brien was read by a small but fanatically faithful coterie of readers, including James Joyce, Dylan Thomas, Graham Greene, and William Saroyan. He is one of the most difficult writers to pin down, partly or primarily as a result of his having carefully carved himself into three people, all of whom he used, when necessary, to hide behind. As Flann O'Brien he wrote several novels that for their technical precocity, exuberant prose, and sparking invention, have been proclaimed among the finest of the modern period; as Myles na Gopaleen ("Miles of the Little Ponies") he wrote for twenty-five years a wildly imaginative newspaper column for The Irish Times called Cruiskeen Lawn; as Brian O'Nolan, the name on his birth certificate, he held down a responsible job in the bureaucracy of the Irish Government. No Laughing Matter is the first full-length biography of this remarkable man.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Porius
it truly was no laughing matter. O'Nolan was as accident prone as Inspector Clue-so, except for the fact that it was real for him.
LibraryThing member Eoin
A balanced and thorough life story of one the under-rated greats. Not as beautiful as I had hoped, nor as funny. Worth it after you've read all of Flann/Myles/Brian.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1989

ISBN

3627102304 / 9783627102302
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