In this queer pedantism
of a man who had read, thought, lived, pen in hand, there is the sincerity of the attempt to grapple by the same means with another profounder knowledge.
The Third Policeman and also what I've read of At Swim-Two-Birds, his better known novel showcases O'Brien's funniness in a stubbornly postcolonial way that I can deeply relate to, exploding as he does pedantism
and good manners at every turn with his irreverent Irish wit.
The Central Administration fought intensively against the immorality and misery, considered in all the respects, heading sometimes to pedantism