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kindle Ì An Béal Bocht 128 pages Download æ Flann O'Brien ´ ➾ [Download] ➾ An Béal Bocht By Flann O'Brien ➳ – The Poor Mouth relates the story of one Bonaparte O'Coonassa born in a cabin in a fictitious village called Corkadoragha in western Ireland eAnd this work brought down on the author's head the full wrath of those who saw themselves as the custodians of Irish language and tradition when it was first published in Gaelic in 1941 This is the second novel I have read by Flann O'Brian I'm trying to think how I discovered him I know it was by accident looking for one author came across him perhaps on eBay or the book exchange club I belonged to I have discovered a lot of authors that way For me discovering new authors that I like mind you is comparable to archeologists machete ing their way through the jungle and arriving at the ruins of some unknown civilizationWell that's probably an extravagant comparison but I do get excited when I discover new authorsFlann O'Brian was an Irish writer who is considered a key figure in post modern literature The first book I read by him At Swim Two Birds was strange and hard to follow Whether I caught on to his surreal style or not I found The Poor Mouth comprehensible and uite funnyThe Poor Mouth is a story about a young Irish boy and his coming of age in Ireland He lives with his mother his grandfather whom he refers to as the Grey Fellow or the Old Man and a herd of pigs all in the same hovel Yes the pigs live inside the house The book was written in Irish Gaelic and later translated by Patrick C Power The title comes from an Irish expression an béal bocht a chur ort to put on the poor mouth which means to exaggerate one's hard circumstances The protagonist Bonaparte O'Coonassa tells us about his hard life starting with his birth We see his grinding poverty the hardship of his mother and grandfather and yet also their humor and wit in dealing with all bad situations All the characters are colorful and we learn than a few Gaelic customs that are performed at birth marriage and death all of which involve than a little drinking surprise surprise We meet the woman he marries and his baby both of which die soon after being introduced into the storyReally the timeline is not interesting at all it is how O'Brian tells the story It is really very funny and each trial O'Coonassa encounters takes on a surreal experience because of its absurdityHe lightly mocks the Gaelic lovers who come from Dublin to learn the real language but soon leave because they can't abide the impoverished conditions of this tiny Irish country it is called Corkadoragha He less lightly mocks the assault on the Irish language and customs when as a boy he is made to go to school and beaten because he has not conformed to a Anglicized version of his cultureIn the end he must go to prison for murdering someone which he did not do he just came across the body and took his gold seeing as the dead man would no longer need it While entering the prison a man is leaving after a thirty year sentence It is his father They meet for the first time hug and promise to meet again when the son is free which will be in another thirty years The good news is that he will no longer be starvingI cannot capture the color or the humor in the rich story of Irish parody I suggest you read the story for yourself

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Poverty of its residents Potatoes constitute the basis of his family's daily fare and they share both bed and board with the sheep and pigs A scathing satire on narratives of Gaelic Irel Plaid Goeth Before the FallA proper yarn a fable of epically Gaelic proportion the heroes travel kilometers and some running gags about pigs and a certain name—these are but a few of the substantial charms of The Poor Mouth In ol’ Ireland where the sun is a mere rumor the potato the national flower and the rain only stops long enough to replenish itself with a glass or three of rye this brutal farce unfolds and takes to task the pride that goes with nationalism and excessive cultural prideI can only begin to imagine that the ration of shit this book caught upon publication must have been seismic Good thing it remained only in Gaelic for so many years depriving a good portion of Irish readers all three the ability to see just how mercilessly they had been satirized by O’Brien Goddamn it is hilarious hitting on every Irish stereotype and probably inventing a few and exploiting them past the point of good taste and into the sublimeFor some reason likely the framing this is not dissimilar to Alexander Theroux to me The fantastical yarn abutting a plain vicious streak on the author’s part along with a penchant for incredible names à la The Headache The Lively Boy The Gluttonous Rabbit The Temperate Munsterman makes me recommend it to anyone who enjoys Theroux’s Snickupian leanings This is of course a recommendation of the highest order Jams O’Donnell go bragh

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An Béal BochtThe Poor Mouth relates the story of one Bonaparte O'Coonassa born in a cabin in a fictitious village called Corkadoragha in western Ireland eually renowned for its beauty and the abject Yesyesyes Flawless hilarious scathing blistering satire of IrishEnglish colonialism of the Gaels and the Gaelic tongue The funniest book you will read this or any other day Not a rib tickler or a knee slapper but a whole body and soul shaker Books like this make you glad to be a human being alive and well and of unsound mind Can you tell I liked it? Read this book It's not even very long Laughter destroys empires and pierces little lethal holes in the armor of imposed ideologies languages culturesNot long ago I met a man in the end of my house named Jams O’Donnell and upon reading The Poor Mouth he laughed himself right out of his breeches and rolled about the rushes that were the makings of my wretched floor Later after a time wandering the beauteous country and hills of vast Erin it occurred to me that this was no man at all but a pink pig dressed up in someone’s Sunday finest I thought to myself “The likes of this Jams O’Donnell will never be seen again”For a similar attackapproach but aimed at the New York art scene see Gil Sorrentino’s Imaginative ualities of Actual Things It’s the only comparably sustained hilarious satire that comes to mind I think Sorrentino learned a great deal from this here Poor Mouth