Best of Myles
ISBN10: 1564782158 ISBN13: 9781564782151 Publisher: Dalkey Archive Pr Published: Aug 1 1999 Pages: 400 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
"The Best of Myles" brings together the best of Flann O'Brien's newspaper column "Cruiskeen Lawn," written over a nearly thirty-year period. Covering such subjects as plumbers, the justice system, and improbable inventions, O'Brien (whose real name was Brian O'Nolan, though his newspaper pseudonym was Myles na Gopaleen) is replete with zany humor and biting satire directed at the Irish and their preoccupations. Most of all, however, "The Best of Myles" displays O'Brien's unique mastery of language and style.