Friday, August 03, 2018

Testy fellow …

… Review: The Collected Letters of Flann O'Brien | Kate Webb.

As with his Irish Times letters, O’Nolan is still intent on taking down a peg or two those he deems to have offended, but the boasting and excess, once deployed in the spirit of mockery and fun, of a game that gave pleasure to readers and which others joined in, now seems reduced to a nasty put-down.

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