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Flann O'Brien
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... show more

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.
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Birth date: October 05, 1911
Died: April 01, 1966
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Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it 4 years ago
Two problems with this book. First, the title is misleading since only about 1/5 or the stories (and a couple of essays) deal with what I would call amnesia, the rest could mostly be loosely defined as mind or memory stories, and about 1/10 just don't belong here. They must have been editor favorite...
Inked Brownies
Inked Brownies rated it 4 years ago
3.5 stars Postponing review until later today
everettpantaloons
everettpantaloons rated it 6 years ago
Organizing your thoughts and articulating them in a concise and clever fashion is hard so here's me rambling on for a while!First off, this took me...hold on...more than four months to read. 200 pages. Four months. Pathetic. Of course I wasn't reading it throughout the entire four months, I had sort...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
Opening: having placed in my mouth sufficient bread for three minutes' chewing, I withdrew my powers of sensual perception and retired into the privacy of my mind, my eyes and face assuming a vacant preoccupied expression.Grazie, Hayes! I roared with laughter at the 'ickle red vespa magnet - and ho...
An Leughadair
An Leughadair rated it 6 years ago
Why did I read it? It was recommended to me by the son of an Irish author as essential reading. What's it about? Yes, I'm still trying to figure it out. What did I like? The narration by Jim Norton was fine and the audio was clear. As to the book: A very different style of book from my usu...
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