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Brian Ó Nualláin/O’Nolan: Scholarly Background and Foreground

Author: Breandán Ó Conaire (St Patrick’s College, Dublin City University)

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This article features a detailed discussion of Brian O’Nolan’s educational development as a writer and thinker. Breandán Ó Conaire, author of the pioneering study Myles na Gaeilge (1986),unveils the richness of O’Nolan’s intellectual background in the Irish language and Irish-language literature and places the author within a rich heritage of scholastic learning before finally discussing O’Nolan’s frustrations with Irish-language academia. The essay also features a fascinating postscript featuring passages from An Béal Bocht juxtaposed beside their original source texts.

Keywords: An Béal Bocht, Irish langauge, Scholarship, Education, Biography, Brian O'Nolan

How to Cite:

Ó Conaire, B., (2018) “Brian Ó Nualláin/O’Nolan: Scholarly Background and Foreground”, The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies 4(1), p.5-22. doi: https://doi.org/10.16995/pr.3226

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Published on
07 May 2018
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