The Poor Mouth

by Flann O'Brien


The Poor Mouth | 9780586087480 | Flann O’Brien

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:10/03/1988 by HarperCollins Publishers


The classic satire from the renowned comic and acclaimed author of `At Swim-Two-Birds’ – Flann O’Brien.

Flann O’Brien’s gloriously wicked satire of the traditional Irish peasant novel, The Poor Mouth tells the shamelessly ironic story of Bonaparte O’Coonassa, born in the West of Ireland `on a terrible winter’s night’.

A hymn to the world of potatoes, rain and `excellent poverty’, this cruelly funny assault on the fashionable Gaelic Revival of the day brought the wrath of the custodians of national sentiment upon O’Brien’s head for many years thereafter.