• At Swim-Two-Birds

  • By: Flann O’Brien
  • Narrated by: Alan Smyth
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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At Swim-Two-Birds

By: Flann O’Brien
Narrated by: Alan Smyth
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Publisher's summary

A wildly comic send-up of Irish literature and culture, At Swim-Two-Birds is the story of a young, lazy, and frequently drunk Irish college student who lives with his curmudgeonly uncle in Dublin. When not in bed (where he seems to spend most of his time) or reading, he is composing a mischief-filled novel about Dermot Trellis, a second-rate author whose characters ultimately rebel against him and seek vengeance. From drugging him as he sleeps to dropping the ceiling on his head, these figures of Irish myth make Trellis pay dearly for his bad writing. Hilariously funny and inventive, At Swim-Two-Birds has influenced generations of writers, opening up new possibilities for what can be done in fiction. It is a true masterpiece of Irish literature.

©1939 Flann O’Brien (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing