Works by Flann O’Brien (Free Library 2021)

Source: Works by Flann O’Brien / Myles na [gCopaleen] Gopaleen / Brian [O’]Nolan [O Nuallain] at The Free Library - online; accessed 19.07.2021.

WORKS BY FLANN O’BRIEN:
  • O’Brien, Flann. At Swim-Two-Birds. 1939; London: Penguin 1980; Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press 1998.
  • —. At War. Ed. John Wyse Jackson. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2003.—. An Beal Bocht. 1941. Trans. Patrick C. Power. The Poor Mouth. 1973; London: Grafton 1986; Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press 1996.
  • —. The Dalkey Archive. 1964; London: Picador 1976; Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press 1993.
  • —. The Hard Life. 1961; London: Grafton 1986; Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press 1994.
  • —. Rhapsody in Stephen’s Green: The Insect Play. Ed. Robert Tracy. Dublin: Lilliput Press 1994.
  • —. Stories and Plays. Ed. Claud Cockburn. 1973; London: Grafton 1986.
  • —. The Third Policeman. 1967; London: Grafton 1986; Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press 1999.
  • na gCopaleen, Myles. Flann O’Brien at War. Ed. John Wyse Jackson. London: Duckworth 1999.
  • na Gopaleen, Myles. The Best of Myles. 1968. Ed. Kevin O’Nolan. London: Grafton 1989; Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press 1999.
  • —. ‘Cruiskeen Lawn.’ Irish Times. 4 October 1940-1 April 1966.
  • —. Further Cuttings from Cruiskeen Lawn. Ed. Kevin O’Nolan. London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon 1976; Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2000.
  • —. The Hair of the Dogma: A Further Selection from ‘Cruiskeen Lawn.’ 1977. Ed. Kevin O’Nolan. London: Grafton 1987.
  • —. Miles Away From Dublin. 1985. Ed. Martin Green. London: Grafton 1987.
  • —. Myles Before Miles: A Selection of the Earlier Writings of Brian O’Nolan. Ed. John Wyse Jackson. London: Grafton 1983.
  • —. The Various Lives of Keats and Chapman and The Brother. 1976. Ed. Benedict Kiely. London: Grafton 1988.
  • O Nuallain, Brian. Mairead Gillan. Baile Atha Cliath: Oifig an tSolathair 1953. [Translation of stage play Margaret Gillan by Brinsley MacNamara (first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1933). London: Allen & Unwin 1934].
  • —. ‘Naduir-fhiliocht na Gaedhilge’ (Irish Nature Poetry) MA thesis, UCD 1934.

    SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:

  • Brian O’Nolan Manuscript Collection. Special collections Research Center, Morris Library. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois.
  • Flann O’Brien collection. Archives and Manuscripts, John J. Burns Library. Boston College.
  • Flann O’Brien Manuscripts and criticism 1934-1989. Harry Ransom Humanities Re search Center. University of Texas at Austin.

    MISCELLANEOUS:

  • Barnabas, Brother [Brian O’Nolan]. ‘Scenes in a Novel.’ Comhthrom Feinne 8.2 (May 1934). Repr. Clissmann, Anne, and David Powell. Eds. The Journal of Irish Literature 3.1 (January 1974). Special Flann O’Brien issue. California: Proscenium 1974: 14-18.
  • na Gopaleen, Myles. ‘Baudelaire and Kavanagh.’ Envoy 3.12 (November 1952), pp.78-81.
  • —. ‘De Me.’ New Ireland. (March 1964), pp.41-42.
  • —. ‘Two in One’ [short story]. The Bell 19.8 (July 1954), pp.30-34.
  • Nolan, Brian. ‘The Martyr’s Crown’ [short story]. Envoy 1.3 (February 1950), pp.57-62.
  • O’Brien, Flann. ‘The Dance Halls.’ The Bell 1.5 (February 1941), pp.44-52.
  • —. ‘Going to the Dogs.’ The Bell 1.1 (October 1940), pp.19-24.
  • —. ‘John Duffy’s Brother’ [short story]. Story 19.90 (July-August 1941), pp.65-68.
  • —. ‘The Trade in Dublin.’ The Bell 1.2 (November 1940), pp.6-15.
  • O’Nolan, Brian. ‘A Sheaf of Letters’ Ed. Robert Hogan and Gordon Henderson. Repr.
  • Clissmann and Powell: 65-103.

    BOOKS, JOURNALS AND THESES ABOUT FLANN O’BRIEN / MYLES NA GCOPALEEN / BRIAN O’NOLAN:

  • Anderson, Samuel. ‘Pink Paper and the Composition of Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ MA Thesis. Louisiana State University, 2002. available online as .pdf; accessed 12 April 2011.
  • Asbee, Sue. Flann O’Brien. Twayne’s English Authors series. Boston: Twayne 1991.
  • Baines, Jennika. Ed. ‘Is It About a Bicycle?’: Flann O’Brien in the Twenty-First Century. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011.
  • Bohman-Kalaja, Kimberly. Reading Games: An Aesthetics of Play in Flann O’Brien, Samuel Beckett, and Georges Perec. Illinois: Dalkey Archive Press, 2007.
  • Booker, M. Keith. Flann O’Brien, Bakhtin, and Menippean Satire. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse Univ. Press 1995.
  • Brooker, Joseph. Flann O’Brien. Writers and their Work series. Tavistock: Northcote House, 2005.
  • Clissmann, Anne. Flann O’Brien: A Critical Introduction to his Writings. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 1975.
  • —, and David Powell. Eds. The Journal of Irish Literature 3.1 (January 1974). Special Flann O’Brien issue. California: Proscenium 1974.
  • Clune [Clissmann], Anne, and Tess Hurson. Eds. Conjuring Complexities: Essays on Flann O’Brien. Belfast: Institute of Irish Studies 1997.
  • Costello, Peter, and Peter van de Kamp. Flann O’Brien: An Illustrated Biography. Lon don: Bloomsbury 1987.
  • Cronin, Anthony. No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O’Brien. London: Grafton 1989.
  • Davis, Victoria. ‘Restating a Parochial Vision: A Reconsideration of Patrick Kavanagh, Flann O’Brien, and Brendan Behan.’ (PhD; University of Texas at Austin, 2005; available online; accessed 12 April 2011.
  • Donohue, Keith. The Irish Anatomist: A Study of Flann O’Brien. Bethesda, MD: Aca demica Press, 2002.
  • Epp, Michael Henry. ‘Saving Cruiskeen Lawn: Satirical Parody in the Novels and Journalism of Flann O’Brien (Myles na gCopaleen).’ MA Thesis. McGill University, Toronto 1999. available online; accessed 12 April 2011.
  • Foster, Thomas C. Ed. A Casebook on Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds. Illinois: Dalkey Archive Press, 2004; available online; Accessed 12 April 2011.
  • Gillespie, Alana. ‘Brian O’Nolan’s Comic and Critical Reconception of Narratives of the Embellished Past in Independent Ireland 1938-1966.’ [PhD; Utrecht University, 2010. available online; accessed 12 April 2011].
  • Imhof, Rudiger. Ed. Alive-Alive O!: Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds. Dublin: Wolfhound 1985.
  • Jones, Stephen. Ed. A Flann O’Brien Reader. New York: Viking Press 1978.
  • O’Keeffe, Timothy. Ed. Myles: Portraits of Brian O’Nolan. London: Martin Brian & O’Keeffe 1973.
  • O Nuallain, Ciaran. The Early Years of Brian O’Nolan / Flann O’Brien / Myles na gCopaleen. Trans. from the Irish by Roisin Ni Nuallain. Ed. Niall O’Nolan. Dublin: Lilliput Press 1998.
  • Robin, Thierry. Flann O’Brien: Un Voyageur au bout du langage. Rennes, France: PU de Rennes, 2008.
  • Shea, Thomas F. Flann O’Brien’s Exorbitant Novels. Lewisburg: Bucknell Univ. Press 1992; London: Associated University Presses 1992.
  • Taaffe, Carol. Ireland Through the Looking Glass: Flann O’Brien, Myles na gCopaleen and Irish Cultural Debate. Cork: Cork Univ. Press, 2008.
  • Thibodeau, Clay. ‘Treating the Literary Literally: The Reflexive Structure of Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ MA Thesis. University of Saskatchewan, 2003. Available as .pdf; accessed 12 April 2011 .
  • Wappling, Eva. ‘Four Irish Legendary Figures in At Swim-Two-Birds: Flann O’Brien’s Use of Finn, Suibhne, the Pooka and the Good Fairy’ Diss. Uppsala University 1984.
  • Yurkoski, Chris. ‘Self-evident Shams: Metafiction and Comedy in Three of Flann O’Brien’s Novels’ MA Thesis. University of Western Ontario 1998. Available online as pdf; accessed 12 Apri1 2011.

  • BOOK CHAPTERS AND JOURNAL ARTICLES ABOUT FLANN O’BRIEN / MYLES NA GCOPALEEN / BRIAN O’NOLAN:

  • Anspaugh, Kelly. ‘Flann O’Brien: Postmodern Judas.’ Notes on Modern Irish Literature 4 (1992), pp.11-16.
  • Baines, Jennika. ‘A Rock and a Hard Place: Sweeny as Sisyphus and Job in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Ed. Edwina Keown and Carol Taaffe. Irish Modernism: Origins, Contexts, Publics. Oxford & New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2010. 145-58.
  • Benstock, Bernard. ‘The Three Faces of Brian O’Nolan.’ Eire-Ireland 3.3 (Autumn 1968), pp.51-65.
  • Bobotis, Andrea. ‘Queering Knowledge in Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman.’ Irish University Review 32.2 (Autumn/Winter 2002), pp.242-58.
  • Booker, M. Keith. ‘The Bicycle and Descartes: Epistemology in the Fiction of Beckett and O’Brien.’ Eire-Ireland 26.1 (Spring 1991), pp.76-94.
  • —. ‘Science, Philosophy, and The Third Policeman: Flann O’Brien and the Epistemology of Futility.’ South Atlantic Review 56. 4 (November 1991), pp.37-56.
  • —. ‘The Dalkey Archive: Flann O’Brien’s Critique of Mastery.’ Irish University Review Vol. 23, No. 2 (Autumn-Winter 1993), pp.269-285.
  • Borges, Jorges Luis. ‘When Fiction Lives in Fiction’ (1939) [review of At Swim-Two-Birds]. The Total Library: Non-Fiction: 1922-1986. Ed. Eliot Weinberger. Trans. Esther Allen, Suzanne Jill Levine, and Eliot Weinberger. London: Allen Lane/Penguin Press 1999. 160-62.
  • Breuer, Rolf. ‘Flann O’Brien and Samuel Beckett.’ Irish University Review 37.2 (Autumn/Winter 2007), pp.340-51.
  • Brooker, Joseph. ‘Estopped By Grand Playsaunce: Flann O’Brien’s Post-Colonial Lore.’ Journal of Law and Society, 31:1 (March 2004), 15-37.
  • —. ‘Mind That Crowd : Flann O’Brien’s Authors.’ Authorship in Context: From the Theoretical to the Material. Ed. Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi and Polina Mackay. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007:91-110.
  • —. ‘Irish Mimes: Flann O’Brien.’ The Blackwell Companion to Irish Literature, Volume Two: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Julia M. Wright. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010: 176-191.
  • —. ‘Flann O’Brien.’ Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.
  • Brown, Terence. ‘Post-modernists: Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien.’ The Literature of Ireland: Criticism and Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010. 104-121.
  • Browne, Joseph. ‘Flann O’Brien: Post Joyce or Propter Joyce?.’ Eire-Ireland 19.4 (Winter 1984), pp.148-57.
  • Burgess, Anthony. ‘Flann O’Brien: A Note.’ Etudes Irlandaises 7 (December 1982), pp.83-86.
  • Chace, William M. ‘Joyce and Flann O’Brien.’ Eire-Ireland 22.4 (Winter 1987), pp.140-52.
  • Clissmann, Anne. ‘Brian alias Myles alias Flann.’ The Word (September 1977), pp.11-13. Clune, Anne. ‘Flann O’Brien: Twenty Years On.’ The Linen Hall Review Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer 1986), pp.4-7.
  • Cohen, David. ‘An Atomy of the Novel: Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Twentieth Century Literature 39.2 (Summer 1993), pp.208-29.
  • —. ‘James Joyce and the Decline of Flann O’Brien.’ Eire-Ireland 22.2 (Summer 1987), pp.153-60.
  • Comer, Todd A. ‘A Mortal Agency: Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Journal of Modern Literature 31.2 (Winter 2008), pp.104-114.
  • Conte, Joseph M. ‘Metaphor and Metonymy in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Review of Contemporary Fiction 5.1 (1985), pp.128-34.
  • Cooper, Stanford Lee. ‘Eire’s Columnist: An Interview with Brian O’Nolan.’ Time Magazine (23 August 1943), pp.90-92.
  • Costello, Peter. ‘Mylesian Mysteries.’ Sunday Independent (6 December 1987).
  • Coulouma, Flore. ‘Transgressive and Subversive: Flann O’Brien’s Tales of the In-Between.’ Ed. Ciaran Ross. Sub-Versions: Trans-National Readings of Modern Irish Literature. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi, 2010. 65-85.
  • Cronin, Anthony. Chapter 6 [on Brian O’Nolan]. Dead as Doornails. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press 1986.
  • Curran, Steve. ‘‘No, This is not from The Bell’: Brian O’Nolan’s 1943 Cruiskeen Lawn Anthology.’ Eire-Ireland 32.2-3 (Summer-Autumn 1997), pp.79-92.
  • Davison, Neil R. ‘‘We are not a doctor for the body’: Catholicism, the Female Grotesque, and Flann O’Brien’s The Hard Life.’ Literature and Psychology: A Journal of Psychoanalytic and Cultural Criticism 45.4 (1999), pp.31-57.
  • Devlin, Joseph. ‘The Politics of Comedy in At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Eire-Ireland 27.4 (Winter 1992), pp.91-105.
  • Dewsnap, Terence. ‘Flann O’Brien and the Politics of Buffoonery.’ Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 19.1 (July 1993), pp.22-36.
  • Dobbins, Gregory. ‘Constitutional Laziness and the Novel: Idleness, Irish Modernism, and Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Novel: A Forum on Fiction 42.1 (2009), pp.86-108.
  • Doherty, Francis. ‘Flann O’Brien’s Existentialist Hell.’ Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 15.2 (December 1989), pp.51-67.
  • Donovan, Stewart. ‘Finn in Shabby Digs: Myth and the Reductionist Process in At Swim-Two-Birds. Antigonish Review 89 (1992), pp.147-53.
  • Downum, Denell. ‘Citation and Spectrality in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Irish University Review 36.2 (Autumn/Winter 2006), pp.304-20.
  • Dotterer, Ronald. L. ‘Flann O’Brien, James Joyce, and The Dalkey Archive,’ New Hibernia Review 8.2 (Summer 2004), pp.54-63.
  • Esty, Joshua. ‘Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds and the Post-Post Debate.’ ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 26.4 (October 1995), pp.23-46.
  • Evans, Eibhlin. ‘‘A Lacuna in the Palimpsest’: A Reading of Flann O’Brien’s At Swim Two-Birds.’ Critical Survey 15.1 (January 2003), pp.91-107.
  • Fackler, Herbert V. ‘Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman: Banjaxing Natural Order,’ The South Central Bulletin 38.4 (Winter 1978), pp.142-45.
  • Gallagher, Monique. ‘Flann O’Brien: Myles from Dublin.’ The Princess Grace Library Lectures, 7. Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1991. 7-24.
  • —. ‘Flann O’Brien: jeu et double-jeu.’ Cycnos 10.2 (1993), pp.75-84.
  • —. ‘The Poor Mouth: Flann O’Brien and the Gaeltacht.’ Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review Vol. 72, No. 287 (Autumn 1983), pp.231-241.
  • —. ‘Reflecting Mirrors in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Journal of Narrative Technique 22.2 (Spring 1992), pp.128-35.
  • Giebus, Jay. ‘Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review Vol. 80, No. 317 (Spring 1991), pp.65-76.
  • Harriman, Lucas. ‘Flann O’Brien’s Creative Betrayal of Joyce.’ New Hibernia Review 14:4 (Winter 2010), pp.90-109.
  • Hassett, Joseph M. ‘Flann O’Brien and the Idea of the City.’ The Irish Writer and the City. Ed. Maurice Harmon. New Jersey: Barnes and Noble; Gerrards Cross: Colin Smythe 1984. 115-24.
  • Henry, P. L. ‘The Structure of Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Irish University Review 20.1 (1990), pp.35-40.
  • Higgins, Aidan. ‘The Faceless Creator.’ The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society 8.1 (Spring 1995), pp.30-35.
  • —. ‘The Hidden Narrator,’ Asylum Arts Review 1.1 (Autumn 1995), pp.2-7.
  • Hogan, Thomas. ‘Myles na gCopaleen.’ The Bell 13.2 (November 1946), pp.129-40.
  • Hopper, Keith. ‘The balm and the bane of the intelligentsia’ [review of ‘Is It About a Bicycle?’: Flann O’Brien in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Jennika Baines (Four Courts Press, 2011)], Irish Times (26 March 2011), Weekend Review section: 11.
  • —. ‘The Dismemberment of Orpheus: Flann O’Brien and the Censorship Code.’ Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies (Proceedings of 1999 IASIL Conference), no. 11 (2000), pp.119-131. Revised and expanded version in Literature and Ethics: Questions of Responsibility in Literary Studies. Eds. Neil Murphy, Brendan Quigley and Tamara Wagner. New York: Cambria Press, 2009. 221-41.
  • —. ‘Delighted and Daunted: Reading and Re-reading Flann O’Brien’s The Third Police man.’ Printed Project 12: Virtual Fictional (July 2010), pp.78-87.
  • Huber, Werner. ‘Flann O’Brien and the Language of the Grotesque.’ Anglo-Irish and Irish Literature: Aspects of Language and Culture. Eds. Birgit Bramsback & Martin Croghan. Uppsala: Uppsala University 1988. 123-30.
  • Hughes, Eamonn. ‘Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds in the age of mechanical reproduction.’ Irish Modernism: Origins, Contexts, Publics. Ed. Edwina Keown and Carol Taaffe. Oxford & New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2010. 111-28.
  • Hunt, Roy L. ‘Hell Goes Round and Round: Flann O’Brien.’ Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 14.2 (January 1989), pp.60-73.
  • Imhof, Rudiger. ‘Chinese Box: Flann O’Brien in the Metafiction of Alasdair Gray, John Fowles and Robert Coover.’ Eire-Ireland 25.1 (Spring 1990), pp.64-79.
  • —. ‘Cronin’s Miles Inglorious’ [review of No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O’Brien by Anthony Cronin]. Irish Times (11 November 1989).
  • —. ‘Flann O’Brien: A Checklist.’ Etudes Irlandaises 4 (1979), pp.125-48.
  • Ingersoll, Earl G. ‘Irish Jokes: A Lacanian Reading of Short Stories by James Joyce, Flann O’Brien, and Bryan MacMahon.’ Studies in Short Fiction 27.2 (Spring 1990), pp.237-45.
  • Jacek, Eva. ‘The Conundrum of Cliches: Flann O’Brien’s ‘The Catechism of Cliche’ and Jonathan Swift’s A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation (Polite Conversation).’ Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 25.1-2 (July-December 1999), pp.497-509.
  • —. ‘Schemers and Squanderers: Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal and Flann O’Brien’s Slattery’s Sago Saga.’ New Hibernia Review Vol. 2, No. 2 (Summer 1998), pp.100-115.
  • Jacquin, Danielle. ‘Never Apply Your Front Breaks First, or Flann O’Brien and the Theme of the Fall.’ The Irish Novel in Our Time. Ed. Patrick Rafroidi and Maurice Harmon. Lille: Publications de l’Universite de Lille III 1976. 187-97.
  • Janik, Del Ivan. ‘Flann O’Brien: The Novelist as Critic.’ Eire-Ireland 4.4 (Winter 1969), pp.64-72.
  • Johnston, Denis. ‘Myles na Gopaleen.’ Myth and Reality in Irish Literature. Ed. Joseph Ronsley. Ontario: Wilfred Laurier Univ. Press 1977. 297-304.
  • Kemnitz, Charles. ‘Beyond the Zone of Middle Dimensions: A Relativistic Reading of The Third Policeman.’ Irish University Review 15.1 (Spring 1985), pp.56-72.
  • Kennedy, Conan. Looking for De Selby (Killala, Mayo: Morrigan 1998). 31 pp.
  • Kennedy, Maurice. ‘At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Irish Times (5 November 1962).
  • Kennedy, Sighle. ‘The Devil and Holy Water: Samuel Beckett’s Murphy and Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Modern Irish Literature. Eds. Raymond A. Porter and James D. Brophy. New York: Iona College Press 1972. 251-60.
  • Kenner, Hugh. ‘The Mocker.’ A Colder Eye: The Modern Irish Writers. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1983. 253-61.
  • Kiberd, Declan. ‘Flann O’Brien, Myles, and The Poor Mouth.’ Inventing Ireland: The Literature of the Modern Nation. London: Vintage 1996. 497-512.
  • Kiely, Benedict. ‘Bells are Ringing for a Work of High Genius.’ Irish Press (11 November 1961).
  • —. ‘Fun After Death.’ New York Times Book Review (12 November 1967).
  • —. ‘Rare Roads to Hell.’ Irish Times (2 September 1967).
  • Kilroy, Thomas. ‘Tellers of Tales.’ Times Literary Supplement (17 March 1972), pp.301-02.
  • —. ‘The Year in Review.’ Irish University Review 5.1 (Spring 1968), pp.112-17.
  • Lanters, Jose. ‘Fiction within Fiction: The Role of the Author in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman.’ Dutch Quarterly Review of Anglo-American Letters 13 (1983), pp.267-81.
  • —. ‘Flann O’Brien (1911-1966).’ Unauthorised Versions: Irish Menippean Satire 1919-1952. Washington D.C.: Catholic Univ. of America Press, 2000. 173-234.
  • —. ‘‘Still Life’ Versus Real Life: The English Writings of Brian O’Nolan.’ Explorations in the Field of Nonsense. Ed. Wim Tigges. Amsterdam: Rodopi 1987. 161-81.
  • Lee, L.L. ‘The Dublin Cowboys of Flann O’Brien.’ Western American Literature 4.3 (Fall 1969), pp.219-25.
  • MacMahon, Barbara. ‘The Effects of Word Substitution in Slips of the Tongue: Finnegans Wake and The Third Policeman.’ English Studies 82.3 (2001), pp.231-46.
  • MacPiarais, Micheal. ‘Postmodern and Postcolonial Tensions in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ New Voices in Irish Literary Criticism: Ireland in Theory. Eds. Cathy McGlynn & Paula Murphy. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007. 55-68.
  • Martin, Augustine. ‘Worlds Within Worlds.’ Irish Press (23 September 1967).
  • Maslen, R.W. ‘Flann O’Brien’s Bombshells: At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman.’ New Hibernia Review Vol 10, No. 4, (Winter 2006), pp.84-10
  • Mathewes, Jeffrey. ‘The Manichaean Body in The Third Policeman: or Why Joe’s Skin Is Scaly.’ The Scriptorium: Flann O’Brien. Accessed 21 January 2008. <http://www.themodernword.com/scriptorium/ obrien_mathewes.pdf>.
  • Mays, J.C.C. ‘Brian O’Nolan and Joyce on Art and Life.’ James Joyce Quarterly 11.3 (Spring 1974), pp.238-56.
  • —. ‘Flann O’Brien, Beckett and the Undecidable Text of Ulysses.’ Irish University Review Vol. 22, No. 1, Serving the Word: Essays and Poems in Honour of Maurice Harmon (Spring-Summer 1992), pp.127-134.
  • Mazullo, Concetta. ‘Flann O’Brien’s Hellish Otherworld: From Buile Suibhne to The Third Policeman.’ Irish University Review 25.2 (Autumn/Winter 1995), pp.318-27.
  • McGuire, Jerry L. ‘Teasing after Death: Metatextuality in The Third Policeman.’ Eire-Ireland 16.2 (Summer 1981), pp.107-21.
  • McKibben, Sarah E. ‘An Beal Bocht: Mouthing Off at National Identity.’ Eire-Ireland 38.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2003), pp.37-53.
  • —. ‘The Poor Mouth: A Parody of (Post)Colonial Irish Manhood.’ Research in African Literatures 34.4 (Winter 2003), pp.96-114.
  • McLoughlin, Michael. ‘At Swim Six Characters or Two Birds in Search of an Author: Fiction, Metafiction and Reality in Pirandello and Flann O’Brien.’ Yearbook of the Society for Pirandello Studies 12 (1992), pp.24-31.
  • McMullen, Kim. ‘Culture as Colloquy: Flann O’Brien’s Postmodern Dialogue with Irish Tradition,’ NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 27.1 (Autumn 1993), pp.62-84.
  • McWilliams, Brendan. ‘Winds of a Different Hue.’ Irish Times (11 December 1992).
  • Mellamphy, Ninian. ‘Aestho-autogamy and the Anarchy of Imagination: Flann O’Brien’s Theory of Fiction in At Swim-Two-Birds. Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 4.1 (June 1978), pp.8-25.
  • Mercier, Vivian. ‘At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Commonweal 54.3 (27 April 1951), pp.68-69.
  • Merritt, Henry. ‘Games, Ending and Dying in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Irish University Review 25 (Autumn/Winter 1995), pp.308-17.
  • Mihalycsa, Erika. ‘Hybridity and Parody in Ulysses and Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Philologia 3 (2007), pp.169-180.
  • Montgomery, Niall. ‘An Aristrophanic Sorcerer.’ Irish Times (2 April 1966).
  • Montresor, Jaye Berman. ‘Gilbert Sorrentino: At Swim in the Wake of His Gene Pool.’ Modern Language Studies 23.2 (Spring 1993), pp.4-12.
  • Murfi, Mikel. Dir. John Duffy’s Brother. Ireland: Park Films, 2006. 14 mins.
  • Murphy, Neil. ‘Flann O’Brien.’ The Review of Contemporary Fiction 25.3 (Fall 2005), pp.7-41.
  • —. ‘Ambiguity, Dissent, and Anxiety: Anti-Realism in the 20th Century Irish Short Story.’ Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction. 9:2: 10-26.
  • O’Brien, Kate. ‘Fiction’ [includes review of At Swim-Two-Birds]. Spectator (14 April 1939), pp.646.
  • O Conaire, Breandan. ‘Flann O’Brien, An Beal Bocht and Other Irish Matters.’ Irish University Review 3.2 (Autumn 1973), pp.121-40.
  • O’Donoghue, Bernard. ‘Humour and Verbal Logic.’ Critical Quarterly 24.1 (Spring 1982), pp.33-40.
  • O’Grady, Thomas B. ‘At Swim-Two-Birds and the Bardic Schools.’ Eire-Ireland 24.3 (Autumn 1989), pp.65-77.
  • O Hainle, Cathal G. ‘Fionn and Suibhne in At Swim-Two-Birds.’ Hermathena 142 (1987), pp.13-49.
  • O’Hara, Patricia. ‘Finn MacCool and the Bard’s Lament in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim Two-Birds.’ Journal of Irish Literature 15.1 (January 1986), pp.55-61.
  • O’Hehir, Brendan P. ‘Flann O’Brien and the Big World.’ Literary Interrelations: Ireland, England and the World. Studies in English and Comparative Literature, vol. 3: National Images and Stereotypes. Ed. Wolfgang Zach and Heinz Kosok, Tubingen: Gunter Narr Verlag 1987). 207-16.
  • Orvell, Miles. ‘Entirely Fictitious: The Fiction of Flann O’Brien.’ Alive-Alive O!: Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds. Ed. Rudiger Imhof. Dublin: Wolfhound 1985. 101-06.
  • —, and David Powell. ‘Myles na Gopaleen: Mystic, Horse-Doctor, Hackney Journalist and Ideological Catalyst’ Eire-Ireland 10.2 (Summer 1975), pp.44-72.
  • O’Toole, Mary A. ‘The Theory of Serialism in The Third Policeman.’ Irish University Review 18.2 (Autumn 1988), pp.215-25.
  • Otoiu, Adrian, ‘From At Swim-Two-Birds to La Doi Lebadoi: Translating Flann O’Brien into Romanian.’ Internationalist Review of Irish Culture (Spring 2007), pp.63-83.
  • Palm, Kurt. Dir. In Schwimmen-Zwei-Vogel [At Swim-Two-Birds]. Austria: Fischer. Film 1997. 93 mins.
  • Pinsker, Sanford. ‘Flann O’Brien’s Uncles and Orphans.’ Eire-Ireland 20.2 (Summer 1985), pp.133-38.
  • Powell, David. ‘An Annotated Bibliography of Myles na gCopaleen’s ‘Cruiskeen Lawn’ Commentaries on James Joyce.’ James Joyce Quarterly 9.1 (Fall 1971), pp.50-62.
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