By clicking here, you have begun to learn about the source inspiring both DeSelby and Omnium, the genesis of our corporate mythology; the books of this fine Irish author, whose real name was Brian O’Nolan (born 1911, died 1966).
In Flann’s writings, you may learn about making the finest whiskey in a week, finding Omnium in shoeboxes, the philosopher DeSelby (most often cited in footnotes), molecule theories, postmen, life, death, bicycles, and much more. A rewarding way to spend your time, in our opinion.
His works include:
- The Dalkey Archive
- The Hard Life: An Exegesis of Squalor
- The Third Policeman
- At Swim-Two-Birds
- An Béal Bocht (The Poor Mouth)
“Sitting at home with my box of omnium I could do anything, see anything, and know everything with no limit to my powers save that of my own imagination. Perhaps I could use it to extend my imagination. I could destroy, alter and improve the universe at will.”
- Brian O’Nolan on Wikipedia
- deselby.com (no relation to us) is suitably inscrutable.
- The best US-based source for his books we’ve found is Dalkey Archive Press.