The Third Policeman

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Material from Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia Flann O & # 039; Brian (English Flann O & # 039; Brien, real name Brian O & # 039; Nuallain , Brian Ó Nuallain, English Brian O & # 039; Nolan; October 15, 1911, Straban, County Tyrone - April 1, 1966, Dublin ) Is an Irish writer. He wrote in English and Irish. The novels At-Swim-Two-Birds, The Singing Lazarus (An Béal Bocht) and The Third Policeman brought fame. He also wrote a satirical column for the Irish Times under the pseudonym Miles na gCopaleen .  Biography Born into a Catholic Irish-speaking family; the third of twelve children of the customs officer, Michal O & # 039; Nualan, who was fascinated by the ideas of the Irish revival of the early 20th century. Due to the constant relocation of senior O & # 039; Nualan, Briand went to school only at the age of 14. From 1929 to 1935 he studied at the University College of Dublin University, where he studied Latin, German, logic, English and Irish. In 1932 he received a bachelor`s degree, and in 1935 - a master`s degree, presenting a dissertation on the topic of contemporary Irish-language poetry. Immediately after graduation, he enters the civil service as a junior administrator. O`Nualan`s bureaucratic career was cut short in 1953 when he was fired from his post as secretary to the secretary of state for regional government, due to progressive alcoholism. Years of hard drinking, depression and odd jobs, including radio work, followed. Already seriously ill, he began writing another, final novel, Slattery`s Sago Saga, which remained unfinished. Flann O & # 039; Brian died of cancer on April 1, 1966 in Dublin.  Creativity O & # 039; Brien`s literary career began in 1939 with the publication of the novel On the Waterfowl. It is a comic anti-novel, heavily influenced by Stern and Joyce, a multi-level construction of fantasy, parody and Irish mythology. Here, for the first time, O`Brien`s favorite method is used - a novel within a novel: an unnamed narrator, a young Dublin student with no definite life goals, writes a novel about the eccentric writer Dermot Trellis, along the way describing student life in naturalistic detail; in turn, Dermot Trellis is also writing a novel, the characters of which, including the legendary Irish hero Finn McCool, soon begin to live their own lives and arrange a trial of their creator; Inhabitants of the "neighboring tiers" actively intervene in the narration - the evil spirit of Pook, the Fairy Godmother, and others.

Although the novel was highly appreciated by Joyce and Beckett, it was only recorded in modern classics after it was reissued in 1960.

Unfortunately, O & # 039; Brian`s next novel The Third Policeman, a surreal fantasy on the verge of dream and reality, was rejected by all publishers, and the disappointed author made no further attempts to publish it. The work was published only after O`Brien`s death, in 1967, and is now recognized as his masterpiece. The plot of the novel is built around the murder of a farmer by the protagonist and his accomplice, and again develops on several levels, including a grotesque vision of the other world and excerpts from the pseudo-scholarly prose of an eccentric philosopher named De Selby. Despite the comic descriptions, the atmosphere of this irrational, dreamy work is dark and menacing. All the more contrasting is the atmosphere of O`Brien`s next novel, Singing Lazarus, his only Irish novel to appear in 1941.

This is a mischievous, sly satire on Irish Renaissance literature, ridiculing the themes and style of Irish-speaking authors whose works often idealized the past and village life. During O`Brien`s lifetime, the novels Difficult Life (1961) and Archives of Dolka (1964) were also published.  Highlights * At Swim-Two-Birds. London: Longman`s, 1939 (Russian transl.

1998, 2000) * An Béal Bocht. Dublin: An Press, 1941; The Poor Mouth: A Sad Story about the Poor Life. Trans. Patrick C.

Power. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1973 (Russian translation 2003) * Faustus Kelly. Dublin: Cahill, 1943 * The Hard Life: An Exegesis of Squalor. London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1961 (Russian translation 2000) * The Dalkey Archive. London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1964.

* The Third Policeman. London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1967 (Russian transl.

1997, 1999) * The Best of Myles: A Selection from Cruiskeen Lawn. Ed. Kevin O`Nolan. London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1968.

* Stories and Plays. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1973.

* Further Cuttings from the Cruiskeen Lawn. London: Hart-Davis, 1976.

* The Various Lives of Keats and Chapman and the Brother. London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1976.

* The Hair of the Dogma. Ed. Kevin O & # 039; Nolan. London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1977.

* A Flann O`Brien Reader. Ed. Stephen Jones. New York: Viking, 1978.

* Myles away from Dublin. Ed. Martin Green. London: Granada, 1985.

* Myles Before Myles: A Selection of Earlier Writings of Brian O & # 039; Nolan. Ed. John Wyse Jackson. London: Grafton Books, 1988.

* Rhapsody in Stephen`s Green: The Insect Play. Ed. Robert Tracy. Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1994.

* At War: Myles na g Copaleen 1940-1945. Ed. John Wyse Jackson. London: Duckworth, 1999.

Publications in Russian * And where is the third one? Roman / Per. A.

Panasyeva. Kiev, Nika-Center, 1997 * The evil spirit of Pook, the Good Fairy, the king of Sviini, me and my uncle: Roman / Per. A.

Panasyeva. Kiev, Nika-Center, 1998 * Delivery in the tunnel: Essays // Per. A.

Livergant. Foreign Literature, 1997, No.

11 ( On the website of the Magazine Hall ) * Third policeman: Roman / Per ... M.

Wasserman. M., Text, 1999 * Theater to the masses. Library: Stories / In the book: Nothing funny. Anthology. M .: UFO, 1999 * About waterfowl. Difficult life: Novels / Per. V.

Simonov and V.

Chernysh. SPb., Symposium, 2000 * Singing Lazarus, or Extremely Poor People. Bad story about bad times: Novel / Per. A.

Korosteleva. SPb., Symposium, 2003 * Theater - to the masses. Library. Giving in the Tunnel: Stories / In the book: In England, the opposite is true. Anthology of English humor. M .: B.S.G.-Press, 2006 * Brother of John Duffy. Martyr`s Crown: Stories // Per. V.

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Material from Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia Flann O & # 039; Brian (English Flann O & # 039; Brien, real name Brian O & # 039; Nuallain , Brian Ó Nuallain, English Brian O & # 039; Nolan; October 15, 1911, Straban, County Tyrone - April 1, 1966, Dublin ) Is an Irish writer. He wrote in English and Irish. The novels At-Swim-Two-Birds, The Singing Lazarus (An Béal Bocht) and The Third Policeman brought fame. He also wrote a satirical column for the Irish Times under the pseudonym Miles na gCopaleen Biography Born into a Catholic Irish-speaking family; the third of twelve children of the customs officer, Michal O & # 039; Nualan, who was fascinated by the ideas of the Irish revival of the early 20th century. Due to the constant relocation of senior O & # 039; Nualan, Briand went to school only at the age of 14. From 1929 to 1935 he studied at the University College of Dublin University, where he studied Latin, German, logic, English and Irish. In 1932 he received a bachelor`s degree, and in 1935 - a master`s degree, presenting a dissertation on the topic of contemporary Irish-language poetry. Immediately after graduation, he enters the civil service as a junior administrator. O`Nualan`s bureaucratic career was cut short in 1953 when he was fired from his post as secretary to the secretary of state for regional government, due to progressive alcoholism. Years of hard drinking, depression and odd jobs, including radio work, followed. Already seriously ill, he began writing another, final novel, Slattery`s Sago Saga, which remained unfinished. Flann O & # 039; Brian died of cancer on April 1, 1966 in Dublin.  Creativity O & # 039; Brien`s literary career began in 1939 with the publication of the novel On the Waterfowl. It is a comic anti-novel, heavily influenced by Stern and Joyce, a multi-level construction of fantasy, parody and Irish mythology. Here, for the first time, O`Brien`s favorite method is used - a novel within a novel: an unnamed narrator, a young Dublin student with no definite life goals, writes a novel about the eccentric writer Dermot Trellis, along the way describing student life in naturalistic detail; in turn, Dermot Trellis is also writing a novel, the characters of which, including the legendary Irish hero Finn McCool, soon begin to live their own lives and arrange a trial of their creator; Inhabitants of the "neighboring tiers" actively intervene in the narration - the evil spirit of Pook, the Fairy Godmother, and others. Although the novel was highly appreciated by Joyce and Beckett, it was only recorded in modern classics after it was reissued in 1960. Unfortunately, O & # 039; Brian`s next novel The Third Policeman, a surreal fantasy on the verge of dream and reality, was rejected by all publishers, and the disappointed author made no further attempts to publish it. The work was published only after O`Brien`s death, in 1967, and is now recognized as his masterpiece. The plot of the novel is built around the murder of a farmer by the protagonist and his accomplice, and again develops on several levels, including a grotesque vision of the other world and excerpts from the pseudo-scholarly prose of an eccentric philosopher named De Selby. Despite the comic descriptions, the atmosphere of this irrational, dreamy work is dark and menacing. All the more contrasting is the atmosphere of O`Brien`s next novel, Singing Lazarus, his only Irish novel to appear in 1941. This is a mischievous, sly satire on Irish Renaissance literature, ridiculing the themes and style of Irish-speaking authors whose works often idealized the past and village life. During O`Brien`s lifetime, the novels Difficult Life (1961) and Archives of Dolka (1964) were also published.  Highlights * At Swim-Two-Birds. London: Longman`s, 1939 (Russian transl. 1998, 2000) * An Béal Bocht. Dublin: An Press, 1941; The Poor Mouth: A Sad Story about the Poor Life. Trans. Patrick C. Power. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1973 (Russian translation 2003) * Faustus Kelly. Dublin: Cahill, 1943 * The Hard Life: An Exegesis of Squalor. London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1961 (Russian translation 2000) * The Dalkey Archive. London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1964. * The Third Policeman. London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1967 (Russian transl. 1997, 1999) * The Best of Myles: A Selection from Cruiskeen Lawn. Ed. Kevin O`Nolan. London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1968. * Stories and Plays. London: Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1973. * Further Cuttings from the Cruiskeen Lawn. London: Hart-Davis, 1976. * The Various Lives of Keats and Chapman and the Brother. London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1976. * The Hair of the Dogma. Ed. Kevin O & # 039; Nolan. London: Hart-Davis MacGibbon, 1977. * A Flann O`Brien Reader. Ed. Stephen Jones. New York: Viking, 1978. * Myles away from Dublin. Ed. Martin Green. London: Granada, 1985. * Myles Before Myles: A Selection of Earlier Writings of Brian O & # 039; Nolan. Ed. John Wyse Jackson. London: Grafton Books, 1988. * Rhapsody in Stephen`s Green: The Insect Play. Ed. Robert Tracy. Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1994. * At War: Myles na g Copaleen 1940-1945. Ed. John Wyse Jackson. London: Duckworth, 1999. Publications in Russian * And where is the third one? Roman / Per. A. Panasyeva. Kiev, Nika-Center, 1997 * The evil spirit of Pook, the Good Fairy, the king of Sviini, me and my uncle: Roman / Per. A. Panasyeva. Kiev, Nika-Center, 1998 * Delivery in the tunnel: Essays // Per. A. Livergant. Foreign Literature, 1997, No. 11 ( On the website of the Magazine Hall ) * Third policeman: Roman / Per ... M. Wasserman. M., Text, 1999 * Theater to the masses. Library: Stories / In the book: Nothing funny. Anthology. M .: UFO, 1999 * About waterfowl. Difficult life: Novels / Per. V. Simonov and V. Chernysh. SPb., Symposium, 2000 * Singing Lazarus, or Extremely Poor People. Bad story about bad times: Novel / Per. A. Korosteleva. SPb., Symposium, 2003 * Theater - to the masses. Library. Giving in the Tunnel: Stories / In the book: In England, the opposite is true. Anthology of English humor. M .: B.S.G.-Press, 2006 * Brother of John Duffy. Martyr`s Crown: Stories // Per. V. Votrina // On the website of the TextOnly magazine