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An Béal Bocht

An Béal Bocht

Myles na gCopaleen

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This extremely funny book introduces us to the rain-sodden peasants of Corca Dorcha. It earned Flann O’Brien the accolade bestowed upon him by Austin Clarke: our Gaelic satirist.

An Béal Bocht ia a classic satire in Irish by one of the 20th century's great writers, Myles na gCopaleen otherwise known as Flann O'Brien whose real name was Brian O'Nolan. This extremely funny book pokes fun at Irish language enthusiasts and is proof that the Irish of the Revival had come of age.

The rain-sodden peasants of Corca Dorcha combine pretensions to proficiency in English with true caint na ndaoine. It is a useful correction to the native tendency of taking things too seriously.

It satirises Tomás Ó Crionhthain's famous Blasket autobiography An t-Oileánach, as well as other Gaeltacht works like Caisleáin Óir by Donegal writer Séamus Ó Grianna.

Additional Information

Author Myles na gCopaleen
Publisher Mercier Press
Publication date 18 Feb 1999
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781856352840

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