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Publisher Comments:

The Poor Mouth 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 the Irish, 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 1941.

Synopsis:

"O'Brien was one of the comic geniuses of the 20th century . . . The Poor Mouth is wildly funny and Steadman's drawings catch the spirit."--Boston Globe

About the Author

Flann O'Brien, whose real name was Brian O'Nolan, also wrote under the pen name of Myles na Gopaleen. He was born in 1911 in County Tyrone. A resident of Dublin, he graduated from University College after a brilliant career as a student (editing a magazine called Blather) and joined the Civil Service, in which he eventually attained a senior position. He wrote throughout his life, which ended in Dublin on April 1, 1966. His other novels include The Dalkey Archive, The Third Policeman, The Hard Life, and The Poor Mouth, all available from Dalkey Archive Press. Also available are three volumes of his newspaper columns: The Best of Myles, Further Cuttings from Cruiskeen Lawn, and At War.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781564780911
Author:
O'Brien, Flann
Publisher:
Dalkey Archive Press
Translator:
Steadman, Ralph
Translator:
Power, Patrick C.
Illustrator:
Steadman, Ralph
Author:
Power, Patrick
Author:
Steadman, Ralph
Author:
Power, Patrick C.
Location:
Normal, Ill. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Poor -- Ireland -- Fiction.
Subject:
Ireland Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Dalkey Archive ed.
Series:
Irish literature series
Series Volume:
no. 315
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.42x5.49x.39 in. .44 lbs.

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