Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

"A journey is an hallucination:" Flann O'Brien's "The Third Policeman"
by McPherson, Dina, M.A., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2014, 69; 10180879
Abstract (Summary)

Flann O’Brien’s novel, The Third Policeman , consists of many seemingly unrealistic events, thus sharing similarities with the fantastic piece, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The events and characters within O’Brien’s storyline obtain no source of reason, leading to another wonderland. However, if particular components of the novel are studied further, and in relation to the aftereffects of trauma, O’Brien’s work is more realistic and logical than what is fantastically portrayed on the text’s surface.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kerwin, William
School: University of Missouri - Columbia
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Literature
Keywords: O'Brien, Flann, The Third Policeman
Publication Number: 10180879
ISBN: 978-1-369-29545-0
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