The Third Policeman

Born in Strabane, County Tyrone, he is regarded as a key figure in postmodern
literature. His English language novels, such as At Swim-Two-Birds and The
Third Policeman, were written under the pen name Flann O'Brien. His many
satirical ...

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504059646

Category: Fiction

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One man wants to publish, so another must perish, in this darkly witty philosophical novel by “a spectacularly gifted comic writer” (Newsweek). The Third Policeman follows a narrator who is obsessed with the work of a scientist and philosopher named de Selby (who believes that Earth is not round but sausage-shaped)—and has finally completed what he believes is the definitive text on the subject. But, broke and desperate for money to get his scholarly masterpiece published, he winds up committing robbery—and murder. From here, this remarkably imaginative dark comedy proceeds into a world of riddles, contradictions, and questions about the nature of eternity as our narrator meets some policemen with an obsession of their own (specifically, bicycles), and engages in an extended conversation with his dead victim—and his own soul, which he nicknames Joe. By the celebrated Irish author praised by James Joyce as “a real writer, with the true comic spirit,” The Third Policeman is an incomparable work of fiction. “’Tis the odd joke of modern Irish literature—of the three novelists in its holy trinity, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, the easiest and most accessible of the lot is O’Brien. . . . Flann O’Brien was too much his own man, Ireland’s man, to speak in any but his own tongue.” —The Washington Post



About a Bicycle

An illustrated introduction to Flann O'Brien's famous tale of hell

Author: Lindsay Arnold

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An illustrated introduction to Flann O'Brien's famous tale of hell

The Complete Novels

A compilation of five novels by one of the leading novelists of modern Irish literature features such works as "At Swim-Two-Birds," "The Third Policeman," and "The Poor Mouth."

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Everyman's Library

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Category: Fiction

Page: 787

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A compilation of five novels by one of the leading novelists of modern Irish literature features such works as "At Swim-Two-Birds," "The Third Policeman," and "The Poor Mouth."

The Seamy Side

As he approached the gates , the three merry policemen who guarded them
winked each with his left eye , and ranged themselves before the portals . Now ,
sir ... Yes , ' said the third mad wag , ' or a hogshead o ' brandy , I shouldn't
wonder .

Author: Sir Walter Besant

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Category: English fiction

Page: 318

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Choice

the third policeman Walker Fiction This Fall VALENTIN KATAYEV THE HOLY
WELL by VALENTIN KATAYEV Translated and introduced by MAX HAYWARD A
patient under anesthesia recalls his impressions of the beauty and the absurdity
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Constitutional Rights of the American Indian

He was one of the policemen who assaulted you ? Mr. JANIS . Yes , he was one
of the policemen , and he was also removed for embezzling , later on . Mr.
CREECH . Well , now , who was the third policeman ! You have mentioned only
two .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights

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Page: 375

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The Money lender

S'pose we gives the alarm indoors ? From his piping up , the chap has maybe got
accomplices within . ” Ay , ay , a put - up robbery“ Jist the flash - cut iv a Wist - ind
burglar ! " - eried the third policeman ; -all three keeping such fast hold of the ...

Author: Mrs. Gore (Catherine Grace Frances)

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The money lender

S ' pose we gives the alarm indoors ? From his piping . up , the chap has maybe
got accomplices within . ” “ Ay , ay , a put - up robbery - _ " , “ Jist the flash - cut iv
a Wist - ind burglar ! ” — cried the third policeman ; - - all three keeping such fast
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Author: Catherine Grace F. Gore

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TIME A MONTHLY MISCELLANY OF INTERESTING AMUSING LITERATURE

This way , young gentleman , ' said the second , leading the way into the lodge .
What will you take to square it ? ' asked the boy , with earnest eyes under his
white eyelashes . Square it ? ' replied the third policeman ; ' that ' s bribery and ...

Author: EDMIND YATES

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Navy Army Illustrated

a whirl of blue serge , a few excited shouts , and the sound of She sails at
daylight , I believe , ” replied the sailor , quick blows given and ... The third
policeman was more Bunter passed behind the bar and turned the handle of the
fortunate .

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Time

Fifteen years for brandy , ' said the first jester ; come , young sir , we must search
you . ... Here he darted under the arm of the third policeman , and scudded swiftly
down the street , turning to the right for about a hundred yards , when , finding ...

Author: Edmund Yates

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Supreme Court Appellate Division Second Department

Q. Where was the second policeman? At what 145 street? that was. Q. It must
have been in the Seventies? was in that neighborhood. Q. Then you went down
to Sixtieth Street? A. Yes. ' Q. That was the third policeman who was called there?

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The Poor Mouth

"O'Brien was one of the comic geniuses of the 20th century . . . The Poor Mouth is wildly funny and Steadman's drawings catch the spirit." Boston Globe

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 9781564780911

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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"O'Brien was one of the comic geniuses of the 20th century . . . The Poor Mouth is wildly funny and Steadman's drawings catch the spirit." Boston Globe

Humor in Irish Literature

Author: Don Lee Fred Nilsen

Publisher: Greenwood

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Ireland has generated an inordinately large number of storytellers, and Irish short stories bear a striking resemblance to Irish jokes. This reference overviews the role of humor in Irish literature from the 16th century to the present. Entries for individual authors discuss the role of humor in the author's works and include bibliographic listings of additional information.

Bartlett s Familiar Quotations

... thither and back again, all the time on the go. These diminutive gentlemen are
called atoms. Do you follow me intelligently? The Third Policeman [written 1940;
published 1967] Hell goes round and round. In shape it is circular, and by nature
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Author: John Bartlett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031625018X

Category: Reference

Page: 1504

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More than 150 years after its original publication, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. Bartlett's showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic Bartlett's tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.

The Best of Myles

"The best comic writer I can think of." S.J. Perelman

Author: Flann O'Brien

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 9781564782151

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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"The best comic writer I can think of." S.J. Perelman