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Around the World with the Novel—At Swim Two Birds by Flann O’Brien

October 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


“This is just the book to give your sister – if she’s a loud, dirty, boozy girl.” Dylan Thomas

“That’s a real writer, with the true comic spirit. A really funny book.” James Joyce.

At Swim-Two-Birds is a marvel of imagination, language, and humor.” (New Republic)

At Swim-Two-Birds has remained in my mind ever since it first appeared as one of the best books of our century. A book in a thousand . . . in the line of Ulysses and Tristram Shandy.” (Graham Greene)


Read more here—The 100 best novels: No 64 – At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien (1939)—at The Guardian.

Sept 20, One Hundred Years of Solitude (translated by Gregory Rabassa) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez / Colombia; Oct 18, At Swim Two Birds by Flann O’Brien / Ireland; Nov 15, We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo / Zimbabwe; Dec 20, Betrayed by Rita Hayworth (translated by Suzanne Jill Levine) by Manuel Puig / Argentina; Jan 17, Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie / India

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jim-lavilla-havelinPoet, editor and educator, Jim LaVilla-Havelin is an avid reader. Coordinator for National Poetry Month San Antonio and Poetry Editor for the San Antonio Express-News, LaVilla-Havelin’s fifth book of poetry, WEST, will be published by Wings Press in 2017.


October 18, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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