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The third policeman: a novel

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One man wants to publish, so another must perish, in this darkly witty philosophical novel. The Third Policeman follows a narrator who is obsessed with the work of a scientist and philosopher named de Selby (who believes that Earth is not round but sausage-shaped)-and has finally completed what he believes is the definitive text on the subject. But, broke and desperate for money to get his scholarly masterpiece published, he winds up committing robbery-and murder. From here, this remarkably imaginative dark comedy proceeds into a world of riddles, contradictions, and questions about the nature of eternity as our narrator meets some policemen with an obsession of their own (specifically, bicycles), and engages in an extended conversation with his dead victim-and his own soul, which he nicknames Joe. By the celebrated Irish author praised by James Joyce as "a real writer, with the true comic spirit," The Third Policeman is an incomparable work of fiction.
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subject_facetBlack humor (Literature)
Electronic books
Humorous fiction
Humorous stories
Mortality -- Fiction
Murder -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
title_displayThe third policeman : a novel
title_fullThe Third Policeman
The third policeman : a novel / by Flann O'Brien ; with an introduction by Denis Donoghue
The third policeman : a novel [electronic resource] O'Brien, Flann, 1911-1966,
The third policeman [electronic resource] / Flann O'Brien
title_shortThe third policeman
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topic_facetElectronic books
Fiction
Humorous stories
Literature
Mortality
Murder