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At Swim-Two-Birds - 76 edition

At Swim-Two-Birds (ISBN10: 0452259134; ISBN13: 9780452259133)
ISBN13: 978-0452259133
ISBN10: 0452259134

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0140026368, 978-0452254701
ISBN10: 0140026363, 0452254701

Summary: The story of an Irish college student who - half to amuse himself and half to avoid work - writes an irreverent novel about the figures of Irish myth and legend in which characters come to life and riot against their author, At Swim is a wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture. O'Brien opened up a whole new world of possibilities for fiction and subsequent novelists have played with his zany ideas, chief among them being the idea that characters in ficti
on have earned the right to be "recycled" - after all, they've proven their reliability as characters! - not retired once their stories are finished.
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Summary: The story of an Irish college student who - half to amuse himself and half to avoid work - writes an irreverent novel about the figures of Irish myth and legend in which characters come to life and riot against their author, At Swim is a wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture. O'Brien opened up a whole new world of possibilities for fiction and subsequent novelists have played with his zany ideas, chief among them being the idea that characters in fiction have earned the right to be "recycled" - after all, they've proven their reliability as characters! - not retired once their stories are finished. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 76
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Publisher: Plume Books
Year Published: 1976
International: No



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