The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien, ed. by Neil Murphy and Keith Hopper (Dalkey Archive Press, €11.00 / £9.50)
John Wyse Jackson
The Dalkey Archive Press takes its name from the last published novel of Brian O’Nolan. As is only right and proper, the firm has for some years been engaged in a brave effort to make available as many as possible of his manifold writings. This is the tenth volume of this worthy endeavour.
Nothing is simply in the world of O’Nolan bibliography. He used a baffling variety of names, pen-names and pseudonyms. Flann O’Brien, the ‘author’ of the book under review, is...