The Cruiskeen Lawn, Daily
October 6, 2011 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Give us this day our daily Myles. Sir Myles na gCopaleen's daily column, the Cruiskeen Lawn, ran for 26 years in the Irish Times. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Brian O'Nolan, the man behind na gCopaleen (and whose novels in English - At Swim Two-Birds, The Third Policeman, and The Dalkey Archive, were published under the name Flann O'Brien) the Irish Times is republishing a column a day for the month of October. posted by tiny crocodile (20 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite


posted by liminalrampaste at 9:45 AM on October 6, 2011 [3 favorites]

This is so so fabulous! Thanks for posting this.
posted by OmieWise at 9:51 AM on October 6, 2011

Excellent wonderful thank you yes!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 9:51 AM on October 6, 2011

This is brill, thanks!
posted by BrotherFeldspar at 9:56 AM on October 6, 2011

Fantastic! Anyone see an easy way to subscribe to just these columns? Preferably via Twitter?

THE PLAIN PEOPLE OF IRELAND: Be glad you've them at all!
posted by yerfatma at 10:15 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

Now that has made my week.
posted by N-stoff at 10:19 AM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

posted by kenko at 10:22 AM on October 6, 2011

Ah ha ha ha the "yellow hands" one is collected in The Best of Myles, I would guess more than 3/4 of the way through; I love it.
posted by kenko at 10:23 AM on October 6, 2011

He was a total scream.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 10:46 AM on October 6, 2011

I'm not supposed to be enjoying this as much as I am. Thanks!
posted by trip and a half at 10:52 AM on October 6, 2011

Look at this site? It is true, that I will not.
posted by TheRedArmy at 12:40 PM on October 6, 2011

His collection of stories about 'The Brother' are like a time machine back to Dublin life in the early part of the 20th century.

posted by GallonOfAlan at 12:54 PM on October 6, 2011 [1 favorite]

Incomparabile, At-swim-two-birds; I remember it as an absolute game-changer in my studies. Hilarious-yet-profound is so rare.
posted by progosk at 1:02 PM on October 6, 2011

Grand stuff. Loved this when I was in high school. Hopefully we will get some Keats and Chapman.
posted by carter at 1:11 PM on October 6, 2011

Did anybody see the Guardian Cryptic Crossword Wednesday 5th October? That was great fun!
posted by dash_slot- at 2:13 PM on October 6, 2011

The Brother was just by way of telling me about these, and the perneecious effect they have on the minds of the workin' class. *taps nose, darkly references Parnell*
posted by ormondsacker at 2:36 PM on October 6, 2011 [3 favorites]

Great find. Thanks!
posted by sleepy pete at 5:08 PM on October 6, 2011

Hell yeah! My most prized Irish souvenir is his At War collection of columns.
posted by nicebookrack at 10:53 PM on October 6, 2011

Great find!
posted by ersatz at 7:38 AM on October 7, 2011

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