At Swim-Two-Birds Author:Flann O'Brien "First published in 1939 - which was hardly the time for exuberant literary experiments! - At Swim-Two-Birds was re-issued in 1960. And was then recognized as a classic of its time - and of ours. The story introduces us to Finn MacCool, legendary giant; Sweeny, accursed bird-king of Dal Araidhe; the Pooka MacPhellimey, member of the devil class;... more » and a fast-drinking cast of students, fairies, cowpunchers and clerics.
Dylan Thomas called it 'Just the book to give your sister, if she's a loud, dirty, boozy girl.'
And James Joyce: 'That's a real writer, with the true comic spirit. A really funny book.'« less