The relationship between Flann O’Brien (also Brian O’Nolan, also Myles na Gopaleen) to the other canonical Irish writers of the twentieth century: Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett, is a tricky one. For the average reader, that is the reader who was … Continue reading
Completely Without Dignity: An Interview with Karl Ove Knausgaard. Karl Ove Knausgaard in an excellent interview, talking about his life and his “My Struggle” volumes (the first of which was previewed in March)
In 1941, Flann O’Brien published one of Ireland’s great comic masterpieces, “An Béal Bocht,” or “The Poor Mouth,” a reference to an Irish expression: “an béal bocht a chur ort” (“to put on the poor mouth”). The expression is a … Continue reading
well, there goes one more job for the future critic
8 Generic Blog Post Ideas That (Usually) Work.
Several months ago, my friend and I visited a local used bookstore. Among the gems that I collected were a short story collection by Aleister Crowley (a superstitious sort, I have not and do not intend to open the pages … Continue reading