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O'BRIEN, Flann.

The Third Policeman.

London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1967 Stock Code: 137399
£800.00
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First edition, first impression, of this grimly comic "posthumous fantasy"; the protagonist of which is a murderer who, unknowingly, has himself been murdered, and finds himself in a warped alternate Ireland.

The surreal landscape, imbued with a sense of the literary weird, is signalled in the work by what Jorge Luis Borges called "games with time and infinity" (Clute & Grant). O'Brien, "one of the finest of modern Irish fantasists", wrote the tale between 1939 and 1940, however he unable to find a willing publisher at the time and withdrew the manuscript from circulation, the work was consequently published posthumously (ibid.).

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Description

Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine in gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket.

Condition

A fine, unmarked copy in the fine, not price-clipped jacket.

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