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First published in 1989 No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O’Brien was the first full-length biography of Flann O’Brien. Rich in background, anecdote and social history, it is an extraordinary portrait of a writer and his times, perceptive, sympathetic and authoritative.
With a foreword by acclaimed author Kevin Barry and striking redesign, No Laughing Matter is an undisputed classic of Irish literary biography.
Anthony Cronin was a poet, novelist and critic. Among his prose works are The Last Modernist (1996), a biography of Samuel Beckett, Dead as Doornails and The Life of Riley.