“It was literature wearing pyjamas in public.”

Why would a genius able to do so much with words settle for doing so little? What did he get from stamping on fleas when he could have created dragons? No Irish writer of his era was funnier, but so what? It breaks my heart that he wasted so much time.

Joseph O’Connor and others on Flann O’Brien / Myles na gCopaleen @ the Irish Times.

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