Der dritte Polizist

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991425

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Dem Ich-Erzähler stößt Seltsames zu. Er erbt Haus, Hof und ein Pub. Statt seinem Anwesen widmet er sich jedoch den Studien des Gelehrten Selby. Um diese Passion finanzieren zu können, verübt er gar einen Raubmord. Der Protagonist entgeht nur knapp der eigenen Hinrichtung und wird nun, erinnerungslos, immer wieder seine Straftat, den Weg zu Revierwache und seine Flucht von neuem erleben. Übersetzt und durchgesehen von Harry Rowohlt.

The Absurd in Literature

Author: Neil Cornwell

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719074103

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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Neil Cornwell presents a study of the absurd, covering fiction and theatre. He includes sections on the antecedents, history, and theory of the absurd, which are complimented by case studies of four authors. He concludes by examining how it has infiltrated the 21st century in television, radio, film and advertising.

The Third Policeman

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007115211

Category: Murderers

Page: 228

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The apostle Paul has been justifiably described as the first and greatest Christian theologian. His letters were among the earliest documents to be included in the New Testament and, as such, they shaped Christian thinking from the beginning. As a missionary, theologian and pastor Paul's own wrestling with theological and ethical questions of his day is paradigmatic for Christian theology, not least for Christianity's own identity and continuing relationship with Judaism. The Cambridge Companion to St Paul provides an important assessment of this apostle and a fresh appreciation of his continuing significance today. With eighteen chapters written by a team of leading international specialists on Paul, the Companion provides a sympathetic and critical overview of the apostle, covering his life and work, his letters and his theology. The volume will provide an invaluable starting point and helpful cross check for subsequent studies.

Flann O'Brien, Bakhtin, and Menippean Satire

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815626657

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 163

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This work applies Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of literary discourse and the concept of carnivalisation to the work of Flann O'Brien. The author emphasises the political and social implications of the writings, arguing that O'Brien maintained a reflexive focus on language throughout his career.

Der letzte Polizist

Roman

Author: Ben Winters

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641113369

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Was würdest du tun, wenn die Welt untergeht? Ein Asteroid rast auf die Erde zu. In sechs Monaten wird er einschlagen. Und nichts kann ihn aufhalten. Im Angesicht der Apokalypse tun die meisten Menschen das, was sie schon immer tun wollten, sich aber nie getraut haben. Andere wenden sich dem Glauben zu. Wieder andere begehen Selbstmord. Aber niemand tut mehr seine Pflicht – bis auf Detective Hank Palace. Als sich ein vermeintlicher Suizid als Mord entpuppt, ist Hanks Neugierde geweckt: Wer macht sich kurz vor dem Ende der Welt noch die Mühe, jemanden umzubringen?

The Clash of Ireland

Literary Contrasts and Connections

Author: C. C. Barfoot,Theo d'. Haen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789051830866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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Aus Dalkeys Archiven

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991395

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Dem Spott im besonderem Maße ausgesetzt werden beispielsweise Frömmigkeit, intellektuelle Abstraktionen wie J. W. Dunnes und Albert Einsteins Theorien über Zeit und Relativität oder etwa der heilige Augustinus und James Joyce, in deren Stimmen Teile des Romans (und als solcher ist der Text zweifellos zu bezeichnen) erzählt werden. Außerdem lässt O'Brien in diesem Buch unter anderem auftreten: den hochtrabenden Nebendarsteller Sergeant Fottrell, der sich durchaus ernsthaft mit der Verwandlung des Menschen in ein Fahrrad auseinandersetzt, Mick und Hackett, die hartnäckig um die Gunst der jungen Mary buhlen, nicht minder leidenschaftlich dem Alkohol zusprechen und nicht zuletzt den absonderlichen Wissenschaftler De Selby davon abzuhalten versuchen, die Welt durch Zerstörung derselben zu retten. Übersetzt und durchgesehen von Harry Rowohlt.

Lazy Idle Schemers

Irish Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Idleness

Author: Gregory Dobbins

Publisher: Field Day Publications

ISBN: 0946755507

Category: English literature

Page: 232

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Gregory Dobbins argues that the cultural politics of Irish modernism lie precisely in its engagement with the concept of idleness.

Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction

Author: A. Bennett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137022698

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Afterlife and Narrative explores why life after death is such a potent cultural concept today, and why it is such an attractive prospect for modern fiction. The book mines a rich vein of imagined afterlives, from the temporal experiments of Martin Amis's Time's Arrow to narration from heaven in Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones .

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

You Must Read Before You Die

Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844037193

Category: Reference

Page: 960

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Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

Das Barmen

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991409

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Flann O'Brien erzählt mit satirischem Blick die Geschichte von Bonaparte O’Coonassa, von seinem einzigen, schmerzhaften Schultag, seiner kurzen Ehe und noch kürzeren Vaterschaft, seiner Verurteilung zu 29 Jahren Gefängnis, wo er »heil und sicher, gegen die Widrigkeiten des Lebens gefeit«, sein irisches Schicksal absitzt. Übersetzt und durchgesehen von Harry Rowohlt.

The Shadow of the Wind

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101147067

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love. “ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post "Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice) "One gorgeous read." --Stephen King From the Trade Paperback edition.

Trost und Rat

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 303699145X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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In seiner Kolumne in der Irish Times kommentierte Flann O'Brien 26 Jahre lang mit satirischer Brillanz alle Aspekte irischen Wesens und Unwesens. Jahrelang war sie so etwas wie die heilige Schrift für intellektuelle Dubliner. "Trost und Rat" ist ein berauschendes Destillat aus diesem großartigen Textfundus. Übersetzt und durchgesehen von Harry Rowohlt.

Golden Hours

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991441

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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26 Jahre lang schrieb Flann O'Brien in der "Irish Times" unter dem Pseudonym Myles na gCopaleen die skurrile satirische Kolumne "Cruiskeen Lawn" (Gefüllte Krug). "Golden Hours" versammelt die frühen, brillanten Artikel aus den Jahren des Zweiten Weltkriegs und präsentiert das Irland jener Zeit aus ungewöhnlicher Perspektive und voll unbezähmbarem Sprachwitz. Übersetzt und durchgesehen von Harry Rowohlt.

No Country for Old Men

Fresh Perspectives on Irish Literature

Author: Paddy Lyons,Alison O'Malley-Younger

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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Once a country of emigration and diaspora, in the 1990s Ireland began to attract immigration from other parts of the world: a new citizenry. By the first decade of the twenty-first century, the ratio between GDP and population placed Ireland among the wealthiest nations in the world. The Peace Agreements of the mid-1990s and the advent of power-sharing in Northern Ireland have enabled Ireland's story to change still further. No longer locked into troubles from the past, the Celtic Tiger can now leap in new directions. These shifts in culture have given Irish literature the opportunity to look afresh at its own past and, thereby, new perspectives have also opened for Irish Studies. The contributors to this volume explore these new openings; the essays examine writings from both now and the past in the new frames afforded by new times.

Assembling Flann O'Brien

Author: Maebh Long

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441160302

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Flann O'Brien - also known as Brian O'Nolan or Myles na gCopaleen - is now widely recognised as one of the foremost of Ireland's modern authors. Assembling Flann O'Brien explores the author's innovative and experimental work by reading him in relation to some of the 20th century's most important theorists, including Derrida, Agamben, Freud, Lacan and ?i?ek. Assembling Flann O'Brien offers a detailed study of O'Brien's five major novels ? including At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman ? as well as his plays, short stories, journalistic output and unpublished archival material. The book presents new theoretical perspectives on his works, exploring his compelling engagements with questions of the proper name, the archive, law, and desire, and the problems of identity, language, sexuality and censorship which acutely troubled Ireland's new state. Combining a wide range of contemporary theory with a sensitivity to the cultural and political context in which the author wrote, Maebh Long opens up entirely new aspects of Flann O'Brien's writings, and explores the ingenious and the problematic within his oeuvre.