Tobias Harris, John Wyse Jackson, and Thomas O’Donnell offer a first attempt at a translation of Brian O’Nolan’s ‘Pisa Bec Oc Parnabus,’ based on the version of the text which was published in Ireland To-day in February 1938. The text itself is a pastiche of James Joyce’s Work in Progress and it combines Irish which is sourced from various periods and dialects with neologisms and Greek, Latin, and English materials.
(Copyright © The Estate of Evelyn O’Nolan, 1938) by permission of A.M. Heath & Co Ltd on behalf of the Estate.
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How to Cite: Tobias Harris, John Wyse Jackson, and Thomas O’Donnell, 'Translation: "Pisa Bec Oc Parnabus Extractum O Bhark I bPragrais le Briain O Nuallain" (1938),' The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies 4, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 71–74. Available at: https://doi.org/10.16995/pr.3231.