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At Swim Two Birds by  Flann O'brien - First Printing of the First Edition - 1939 - from Renaissance Books (SKU: 14092)

At Swim Two Birds

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At Swim Two Birds

by O'brien, Flann

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Very Good/No Jacket
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London: Longman's, Green & Co., 1939. Just very good, with worn extremities, some soiling and staining to grey covers, and prev. owner name in pencil on front pastedown.dated 1941, ( George Wallace, a respected artist ) This is the second state, bound in grey, rather than the black. Hinges a little tender, but still intact. Internally, all very good. Scarce.. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


At Swim-Two-Birds is a 1939 novel by Irish author Brian O'Nolan, writing under the pseudonym Flann O'Brien. It is widely considered to be O'Brien's masterpiece, and one of the most sophisticated examples of metafiction. The novel's title derives from Snámh dá Én, a possibly apocryphal place on the river Shannon, reportedly visited by the legendary King Sweeney, a character in the novel.


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At Swim Two Birds
O'brien, Flann
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Used - Very Good
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No Jacket
First Printing of the First Edition
Longman's, Green & Co.
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