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The Third Policeman 2


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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Flann O'Brien (1911 - 1966)

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vitawallace February 5th, 2006 09:36 PM PST

The author's real name was Brian O'Nolan, but who cares? The important thing is that he wrote The Third Policeman, a brilliant and hilarious book full of pseudo-scientific genius (or is it the real thing, like quantum mechanics?)

imogen October 20th, 2008 05:22 PM PST

Also wrote as Myles na gCopaleen. The Catechism of Cliche from the Best of Myles is one of my favourite things.


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Brian O'Nolan (Irish: Brian Ó Nualláin) (5 October 1911 – 1 April 1966) was an Irish novelist and satirist, best known for his novels An Béal Bocht, At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman written under the nom de plume Flann O'Brien. He also wrote many satirical columns in the Irish Times under the name Myles na gCopaleen.

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