The Dalkey Archive and Pierre Teilhard de Selby



This article explores Brian O’Nolan’s apparent interest in the French philosopher and Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. From the observation that O'Nolan's library at Boston College contains copies of Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenon of Man and The Future of Man, the articles explores the parallels between De Selby in The Dalkey Archive and the work of Teilhard de Chardin, including a shared desire for convergence with the divine in which salvation and annihilation meet.

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Keywords: Omega point, Apocalypse, The Phenomenon of Man, The Dalkey Archive, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

How to Cite: Kiely, R. (2015) “The Dalkey Archive and Pierre Teilhard de Selby”, The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies. 3(1). doi: