Timothy Mcloughlin


University of Zimbabwe

Articles de l'auteur


Cycnos | Volume 6

An Irish Reaction to English Domination: Swift’s The Story of an Injured Lady

“Swift has been rightly praised and often as a champion of liberty. His friend Dr Delany admired ‘his fortitude in resisting oppression and arbitrary power’ 1. Yeats, paraphrasing the inscription on Swift’s tomb wrote, ‘he served human liberty’ 2. Works like The Drapier’s Letters bear ample testimony to his fearless defence of Ireland against the machinations of Englishmen to impose on Ireland whatever schemes they liked, and the familiar allegory of Laputa, the flying island, in Gulliver’s Travels loom...”

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Cycnos | Volume 10 n°2 | 2.

Brian O’Nolan / Flann O’Brien / Myles: Playing / Spoiling

“A peculiar feature of Brian O’Nolan (1911-66) was his claim to have written many a work that he didn’t. His biographer Anthony Cronin puts this down to ‘his general mendacity and love of puzzle-making’.1 It could also be attributed to his delight in fictionalising himself which is reflected in the several pseudonyms he adopted during his writing career: the better known ones were Flann O’Brien for his novels, plays and stories, and Myles na Gopaleen for pieces published in the Dublin paper The Irish Times. Although the diversity of names, like the variety of his writings, also suggests a fitful, perhaps uneas...”

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