Adam Winstanley introduces this special issue of The Parish Review dedicated to 'Reading Brian O'Nolan's Libraries' with a tour d'horizon of archival and genetic criticism in O'Nolan studies. Drawing on the theories of Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes, and Sarah Dillon, Winstanley details a model for thinking the relational network between O’Nolan’s writings and the various textual materials contained within his library through 'palimpsestuous reading.'
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Keywords: Walter Benjmain, Lacunae, Palimpsests, Genetic Studies, Archive
How to Cite:
Winstanley, A., (2015) “Guest Editor’s Note - Lacunae & Palimpsests: Reading Brian O’Nolan’s Libraries”, The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies 3(1), p.1-9. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/pr.3054