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Happy Birthday, Flann!!

Happy Birthday, Flann!!

Centenary morning, to ya!! A great, great author, full of wit and whimsy and a native Irish speaker, Flann O’Brien would be a hundred years young today, if he hadn’t met the fate of The Third Policeman. From the author’s page, an excerpt: Flann O’Brien Flann O’Brien, whose real name was Brian O’Nolan, also wrote under the pen name of Myles na Gopaleen. He was born in 1911 in County Tyrone. A resident of Dublin, he graduated from University College…

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Live, From New York!

Live, From New York!

Well, not quite. But we do have an expressive report from Robert Mueller regarding his evening on the town and a concert performance of New York musicians/composers. As George Spencer mentions in the comments, Robert seems to sync his prose meter (quite naturally) with the music he heard – without stretching the metaphor.  *     *     *     *     *  On a different note: Brian O’Nolan, otherwise known as Flann O’Brien, was born a century ago as of October 5th of this…

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