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"So funny, it should be illegal. A grandpappy of brains that throw nonsensical things together and have the combined nonsense be greater than the individual parts. And puns. But you’ll forgive them for the way they’re introduced."

— From Philipp


"The Best of Myles" brings together the best of Flann O'Brien's newspaper column "Cruiskeen Lawn," written over a nearly thirty-year period. Covering such subjects as plumbers, the justice system, and improbable inventions, O'Brien (whose real name was Brian O'Nolan, though his newspaper pseudonym was Myles na Gopaleen) is replete with zany humor and biting satire directed at the Irish and their preoccupations. Most of all, however, "The Best of Myles" displays O'Brien's unique mastery of language and style.

About the Author

Flann O'Brien (1911-1966) is the author of "The Dalkey Archive," "At Swim-Two-Birds," "The Hard Life," "The Poor Mouth," and "The Third Policeman," all available from Dalkey Archive Press.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781564782151
ISBN-10: 1564782158
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 1999
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: John F. Byrne Irish Literature