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An Beal Bocht

An Beal Bocht

Na GCopaleen, Myles

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Widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish-language novels of the 20th century, An Béal Bocht is a classic satire in Irish by one of the century’s great writers, Myles na gCopaleen/Flann O’Brien/Brian O’Nolan.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest Irish-language novels of the 20th century, An Béal Bocht is a classic satire in Irish by one of the century’s great writers, Myles na gCopaleen/Flann O’Brien/Brian O’Nolan.

This extremely funny book, with its rain-sodden peasants of Corca Dorcha who combine pretensions to proficiency in English with true caint na ndaoine in the hope of impressing the insatiable Irish-language enthusiasts, was the proof that the Irish of the Revival had come of age. It earned Flann O’Brien the accolade bestowed upon him by Austin Clarke: ‘our Gaelic satirist’ and is still a useful corrective against the native tendency to take things too seriously.

As its subtitle An Milleánach indicates, it satirises Tomás Ó Criomhthain’s famous Blasket autobiography An t-Oileánach as well as other Gaeltacht works like Caisleáin Óir by Donegal writer Séamus Ó Grianna (Máire).

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Author Na GCopaleen, Myles
Publisher Mercier Press
Publication date 6 Jul 2018
Format Paperback / Bog
ISBN/EAN 9781781176436

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