"The third policeman, a novel by Flann O'Brien. introduction by Denis Donoghue" on a book cover with a yellowed house next to a field road

READING GROUP: The Third Policeman

Sat 15 October 2-3.30pm
Turf Gallery, Keeley Road, Croydon

£FREE with free refreshments


For the reading group to accompany current Turf exhibition And so it was, and so it is, we will be discussing ‘The Third Policeman‘ by Flann O’Brien.

A thriller, a hilarious comic satire about an archetypal village police force, a surrealistic vision of eternity, the story of a tender, brief, unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle, and a chilling fable of unending guilt, ‘The Third Policeman’ is comparable only to ‘Alice in Wonderland’ as an allegory of the absurd‘.

This novel, published posthumously 1966, has consistently found a place in the All-time Top 10 of comic novels.

Part of:

A bunch of string hangs from the roof in the foreground, on the right side a red flag hangs out the wall, illustrations hang on the back. towards the right is a table with a sculpture display of musical instruments. in the middle there is a bench sculpture with a towel hanging off it
With Florent Dubois, Graeme Durant, Jemma Egan, Lindsey Mendick, Suzanne Posthumus and Josh Whitaker
( Sep 2016 )

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