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At Swim-Two-Birds
by Flann O'Brien and William H. Gass




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The story of an Irish college student who - half to amuse himself and half to avoid work - writes an irreverent novel about the figures of Irish myth and legend in which characters come to life and riot against their author, At Swim is a wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture. O'Brien opened up a whole new world of possibilities for fiction and subsequent novelists have played with his zany ideas, chief among them being the idea that characters in fiction have earned the right to be "recycled" - after all, they've proven their reliability as characters! - not retired once their stories are finished.

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    Published: 2022-05-03
    Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
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Overview

The story of an Irish college student who - half to amuse himself and half to avoid work - writes an irreverent novel about the figures of Irish myth and legend in which characters come to life and riot against their author, At Swim is a wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture. O'Brien opened up a whole new world of possibilities for fiction and subsequent novelists have played with his zany ideas, chief among them being the idea that characters in fiction have earned the right to be "recycled" - after all, they've proven their reliability as characters! - not retired once their stories are finished.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781564781819
  • ISBN-10: 156478181X
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publish Date: September 2005
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.52 x 0.96 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.91 pounds

Series: Irish Literature

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