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At Swim-Two-Birds (Unabridged)

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At Swim-Two-Birds (Unabridged)
Label Catalogue Number:
NA0476
ISBN: 9781781983362
Download Size: Mb
Running Time: 08:13:16
UPC Code: 9781781983362

Release Date: November 2019
Originally recorded in November 2019
Author
Flann O'Brien
Producer
John Foley
Reader
Aidan Kelly
Genre:
Spoken Word

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At Swim-Two-Birds (Unabridged)
Flann O'Brien
Read by Aidan Kelly
More preoccupied with drinking, sleeping and writing, an unnamed student neglects his studies and invents three separate openings for a novel. The first introduces the Pooka MacPhellimey, ‘a member of the devil class’, the second involves Mr John Furriskey, a character belonging to another of the student’s creations (writer Dermot Trellis), while the final opening features legendary Irish heroes Finn Mac Cool and Mad King Sweeny. Soon, Trellis’s creations rebel against him, doing as they like while he sleeps, and the characters from each story begin wandering in and out of each other’s tales. Published in 1939, At Swim-Two-Birds is a madcap exploration of Irish literature and mythology, and the unending possibilities of fiction.




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