O'BRIEN, Flann (pseudonym of Brian O'Nolan). At Swim Two Birds

O'BRIEN, Flann (pseudonym of Brian O'Nolan). At Swim Two Birds

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London: MacGibbon and Kee, 1960. First Thus. First British Thus. A good copy in a good jacket with some cocking and wear/tears to dust jacket. From the original printing of 1939, the publisher's London premises were destroyed during a bombing raid by the Luftwaffe and almost all the unsold copies were incinerated. Widely praised, Dylan Thomas, in a remark that would be quoted on dust-jackets in later editions stated "this is just the book to give your sister – if she's a loud, dirty, boozy girl". Anthony Burgess considered it one of the ninety-nine greatest novels written between 1939 and 1984. The novel was included in TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It was rated at number 64 in The Guardians list of the 100 Best Novels Written in English published in 2014. Good in good dust jacket. Hardcover.