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At Swim-Two-Birds

O'Brien, Flann

Editorial: Plume
ISBN 10: 0452251966 / ISBN 13: 9780452251960
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Título: At Swim-Two-Birds

Editorial: Plume

Encuadernación: PAPERBACK

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0452251966 Has age tan. Has some crinkling, and minor tearing. Meets the acceptable condition guidelines. Has wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. N° de ref. de la librería Z0452251966Z4

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Sinopsis: Flann O'Brien's first novel is a brilliant impressionistic jumble of ideas, mythology and nonsense. Operating on many levels it incorporates plots within plots, giving full rein to O'Brien's dancing intellect and Celtic wit. The undergraduate narrator lives with his uncle in Dublin, drinks too much with his friends and invents stories peopled with hilarious and unlikely characters, one of whom, in a typical O'Brien conundrum, creates a means by which women can give birth to full-grown people. Flann O'Brien's blend of farce, satire and fantasy result in a remarkable, astonishingly innovative book.

Críticas: 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.

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