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Title:The Third Policeman
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN:156478214X
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Number of Pages:200
Category:Fiction, Irish literature, Ireland, Fantasy, Classics, Humor

The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Third Policeman i The Third Policeman i is Flann O Brien s brilliantly dark comic novel about the nature of time death and existence Told by a narrator who has committed a botched robbery and brutal murder the novel follows him and his adventures in a two dimensional police station where through the theories of the scientist philosopher de Selby he is introduced to Atomic Theory and its relation to bicycles the existence of eternity which turns out to be just down the road and de Selby s view that the earth is not round but sausage shaped With the help of his newly found soul named Joe he grapples with the riddles and contradictions that three eccentric policeman present to him .

The last of O Brien s novels to be published i The Third Policeman i joins O Brien s other fiction i At Swim Two Birds i i The Poor Mouth i i The Hard Life i i The Best of Myles i i The Dalkey Archive i to ensure his place along with James Joyce and Samuel Beckett as one of Ireland s great comic geniuses

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The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story about the Hard Life, Further Cuttings From Cruiskeen Lawn, The Hard Life, The Dalkey Archive, At War, The Third Policeman, The Various Lives of Keats and Chapman: Including The Brother, The Short Fiction of Flann O'Brien, The Complete Novels, At Swim-Two-Birds
Along with Joyce and Beckett Flann O Brien constitutes our trinity of great Irish writers And who is funnier br Edna O Brien br br The cream of Flann O Brien s comic tour de force the Keats and Chapman stories began in O Brien s column in the i Irish Times i He called them studies in literary pathology monstrously tall tales that explore the very limits of the shaggy dog story As one critic wrote they will accumulate the fantasy to the point of sadism and then cash home with the flat desolating pun br br The Brother is another of O Brien s funniest creations He is the archetypal Dublin man an authority on every one of mankind s ills from the common cold to the court case Forget the experts The Brother knows best br br The best comic writer I can think of br S J Perelman br, i The Third Policeman i is Flann O Brien s brilliantly dark comic novel about the nature of time death and existence Told by a narrator who has committed a botched robbery and brutal murder the novel follows him and his adventures in a two dimensional police station where through the theories of the scientist philosopher de Selby he is introduced to Atomic Theory and its relation to bicycles the existence of eternity which turns out to be just down the road and de Selby s view that the earth is not round but sausage shaped With the help of his newly found soul named Joe he grapples with the riddles and contradictions that three eccentric policeman present to him br br The last of O Brien s novels to be published i The Third Policeman i joins O Brien s other fiction i At Swim Two Birds i i The Poor Mouth i i The Hard Life i i The Best of Myles i i The Dalkey Archive i to ensure his place along with James Joyce and Samuel Beckett as one of Ireland s great comic geniuses, Hailed as the best comic fantasy since i Tristram Shandy i upon its publication in i The Dalkey Archive i is Flann O Brien s fifth and final novel or rather as O Brien wrote to his editor The book is not meant to be a novel or anything of the kind but a study in derision various writers with their styles and sundry modes attitudes and cults being the rats in the cage Among the targets of O Brien s derision are religiosity intellectual abstractions J W Dunne s and Albert Einstein s views on time and relativity and the lives and works of Saint Augustine and James Joyce both of whom have speaking parts in the novel Bewildering Yes but as O Brien insists a measure of bewilderment is part of the job of literature, i The Poor Mouth i relates the story of one Bonaparte O Coonassa born in a cabin in a fictitious village called Corkadoragha in western Ireland equally renowned for its beauty and the abject poverty of its residents Potatoes constitute the basis of his family s daily fare and they share both bed and board with the sheep and pigs A scathing satire on narratives of Gaelic Ireland this work brought down on the author s head the full wrath of those who saw themselves as the custodians of Irish language and tradition when it was first published in Gaelic in