‘Wonderful. The Third Policeman is a great masterpiece of black humour.’ George Mackay Brown
A thriller, a hilarious comic satire about an archetypal village police force, a surrealistic vision of eternity, the story of a tender, brief, unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle, and a chilling fable of unending guilt, The Third Policeman is comparable only to Alice in Wonderland as an allegory of the absurd. Distinguished by endless comic invention and its delicate balancing of logic and fantasy, The Third Policeman is unique in the English language.
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“Flann O’Brien learned from Joyce the art of tuning language to a lyrical pitch, which he could then turn to his purpose, whether it was to be plain foolery, unconcealed indignation or high comedy. The best of his contemporaries and many subsequent Irish writers have much to thank him for.”
“Flann O’Brien is inventive, his storytelling is swift and sure, making the eccentric seem natural and the commonplace hilarious.”
“Even with Ulysses and Finnegans Wake behind him, James Joyce might have been envious.”
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007115210
Book Description Harper Perennial, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7115210