No laughing matter: the life and times of Flann O'Brien

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Fromm International Pub., 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
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Flann O'Brien's writing career was launched in 1939 with his brilliant first novel AT SWIM TWO BIRDS--a cult classic praised by James Joyce--quickly followed by other influential novels. But O'Brien lived a dark and tragic life, his writing obscured by various pseudonyms. Here Anthony Cronin, a member of O'Brien's intimate circle, offers a remarkable and fascinating portrait of the writer. photos.

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Review: No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O'Brien

User Review  - Bro_Pair أعرف - Goodreads

*This* is how you write a biography. I can't help but think of an execrable biography of Malcolm Lowry I read last year, "Pursued by Furies," written by some Oxbridge don who bragged on the dust ... Read full review

Review: No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O'Brien

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Sad story... Read full review

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Cronin is a poet, novelist, broadcaster, editor, and author.

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