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Myles Away From Dublin

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Paperback, 208 pages
Published 1985 by Paladin
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MJ Nicholls
Oct 11, 2010 MJ Nicholls rated it really liked it
Articles written in the last six years of O'Brien's life (1960-66) under the pen-name George Knowall. His wild and innovative years on the Irish Times behind him, here he settles into a mildly grumpy smart-alec persona.

This version of O'Brien is a easier for some to swallow. The writing is standard column stuff kept entertaining by the steady prose.
Martin
Jul 25, 2008 Martin rated it liked it
Anything by Flann is worth reading. This, perhaps a little less so. But still, what a mind the man had for humour.
Max Nemtsov
May 05, 2015 Max Nemtsov rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Сборник прикладной журналистики ФОБ — колонки популярно-познавательного толка для провинциальной прессы, которые ФОБ писал от лица другой персоны, хотя интонации узнаваемы. Тут действительно интересно различие в подходах к оценке читательской аудитории: тексты эти написаны не вполне для дебилов, конечно, но и не так плотно и саркастично, как в «Айриш Таймз». Очень занимательно.
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Dec 08, 2014 Ken rated it liked it
The man could write, and write well about anything. That said, this volume of his late newspaper pieces is for the completists and the hardcore fans. Casual fans of O'Brien would prefer a volume half the size.

What is charming for 75 pages is tedious at 330.
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Goodreads Librari...: ISBN 9780246125217 3 16 Oct 31, 2012 11:23PM  
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Pseudonym of Brian Ó Nualláin, also known as Brian O'Nolan.

His English novels appeared under the name of Flann O’Brien, while his great Irish novel and his newspaper column (which appeared from 1940 to 1966) were signed Myles na gCopaleen or Myles na Gopaleen – the second being a phonetic rendering of the first. One of twelve brothers and sisters, he was born in 1911 in Strabane, County Tyrone, in
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“Are your friends as good as MY friends? I can discern the nod of of assent but doubt it. My own friends are far better, they are famous people and they are all dead.
Who, you may ask, are those friends of mine, and why are they dead?
It is a fair question. They are dead because, had they lived, they would have died anyway from extreme old age and decrepitude.”
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