The Third Policeman Setting & Symbolism

Brian O'Nolan
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The Farm

The narrator grows up on a farm. When he returns from school, he lets the crooked Divney run the farm, which Divney does poorly.

The Public House

The narrator's mother runs a public house in the family's home on the farm. When Divney takes over the pub, he complains that he cannot make it pay. In actuality, Divney is probably stealing the proceeds from the pub, and he also robs its patrons when they get drunk.

Golden Hours by de Selby

Golden Hours is a book by the philosopher de Selby. This is the first of de Selby's books that the narrator reads, and the narrator steals a copy of it from his school.

De Selby Index

The narrator writes a definitive review of de Selby and all his critics called the De Selby Index. For the chance to publish this book, the narrator gets involved...

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