That s a real writer, with the true comic spirit. --James Joyce
Along with Joyce and Beckett, he constitutes our trinity of great Irish writers. And who is funnier? --Edna O'Brien
A major author... Flann O Brien assault(s) your brain with words, style, magic, madness, and unlimited invention. --Anthony Burgess
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About the Author
Flann O'Brien is the pseudonym of Brian O'Nolan who was born in Co. Tyrone in 1911. He lived in Dublin with his wife until his death in 1966. A graduate of University College, his career as a writer extended from his student days, through his years in the Civil Service and the years following his resignation. His novels include AT SWIM-TWO-BIRDS, THE DALKEY ARCHIVE, THE HARD LIFE, THE THIRD POLICEMAN and THE POOR MOUTH.
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