Brendan Behan.

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Twayne Publishers , New York
Behan, Brendan, -- 1923-
SeriesTwayne"s English Authors Series -- 91
The Physical Object
Pagination150 p.
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Open LibraryOL17496626M

The book is entitled Brendan Behan’s Island: An Irish Sketch Book, a title that must have amused him to come up with, because the book is profusely illustrated with marvelous sketches by the artist Paul Hogarth, Brendan Behan. book of the Royal Academy, OBE, and a distant descendant of the famed late-Jacobean-early Georgian artist and engraver William /5(8).

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Behan eventually joined the IRA which led to his serving time in a Borstal youth prison in the United Kingdom /5(81). The book itself is in fine condition, and Brendan Behan has boldly signed the title page between Paul Hogarth's name (the illustrator) and Bernard Geis Associates (the publisher).

According to the jacket description of the book: "Enlivened with song, poem, story and Paul Hogarth's drawings, this book tells a lot about Ireland but tells us even. Autobiographical novel by Irish writer Brendan Behan. Behan was brought up in a strongly republican household, his mother was a close friend of Michael Collins.

Behan joined Fianna Éireann, the youth section of the IRA at When he was 16 in Behan went to Liverpool with some explosives with the intention of blowing up the docks.4/5. Behan wrote The Scarperer inthe same period as The Quare Fellow, and it was serialized in the Irish Times under the pseudonym of Emmet Street.

In an afterword, Rae Jeffs tells us that Behan wrote under a phony name because at the time he was not in the good graces of the Dublin intelligentsia who had seen some pieces of pornography that he'd written for French magazines—“in English. Borstal Boy is a autobiographical book by Brendan story depicts a young, fervently idealistic Behan, who loses his naïveté over the three years of his sentence to a juvenile borstal, softening his radical Irish republican stance Brendan Behan.

book warming to his British fellow prisoners. From a technical standpoint, the novel is chiefly notable for the art with which it captures the lively.

Brendan at the Chelsea grew out of a commission to adapt the book, Brendan Behan’s New York, for the stage, but by the time she had finished, it was less an autobiography and more an. Brendan Behan, in full Brendan Francis Behan, (born Feb. 9,Dublin, Ire.—died MaDublin), Irish author noted for his earthy satire and powerful political commentary.

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Reared in a family active in revolutionary and left-wing causes against the British, Behan at the age of eight began what became a lifelong battle with alcoholism. Brendan Behan. Brendan Behan was born in Dublin in A poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright, his works have found fame in both English and Irish languages.

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Behan also wrote Brendan Behan's Ireland: An Irish Sketchbook, Brendan Behan's New York, The Scarperer, Confessions of an Irish Rebel, Richard's Cork Leg, and After the Wake. Behan died inat of a combination of alcoholism, jaundice, and diabetes.

After Behan's death, Borstal Boy was adapted for the theatre by Frank McMahon. Brendan Behan was an author and playwright—and also a member the Irish Republican Army.

Born in Dublin into a staunchly republican family, he became a member of the IRA’s youth organization Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. Without a doubt, Borstal Boy is the most important book of its kind published this century. Author: Brendan Behan. Brendan Behan's genius was to strike a chord between critic and common man.

When he died, at the age of 41, he was arguably the most celebrated Irish writer of the twentieth century. After the Wake is a collection of seven prose works and a series of articles.

It includes all that exists of an unfinished novel, 'The Caracombs', and pieces. Scarperer by Brendan Behan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Meeting Brendan Behan in New York.

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Brendan Behan. Photograph: Daily Mail / Rex Features Born in Dublin inBrendan Behan spent his youth painting houses, writing poetry and attempting to blow up the Liverpool docks.

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Brendan Behan was born in Dublin in A poet, short story writer, novelist and playwright, his works have found fame in both English and Irish languages. DUBLIN, March 20—Brendan Behan, the Irish playwright, died this evening at Meath Hos­pital.

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Borstal Boy, autobiographical work by Irish writer Brendan Behan, published in The book portrays the author’s early rebelliousness, his involvement with the Irish Republican cause, and his subsequent incarceration for two years in an English Borstal, or reformatory, at age Interspersed.

Brendan Behan was born in Dublin in and it was with the enormous success of Joan Littlewood’s London productions of The Quare Fellow and The Hostage, coupled with his renowned wit, that he achieved international fame. i) Brendan Behan – A brief history. Brendan Behan Brendan Behan was born in Dublin on 9 February   Legendary Irish writer Brendan Behan was a Dubliner through and through, as well as a poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright.

Born to a Republican family, Behan. Buy This Book in Print summary Samuel Beckett referred to Brendan Behan as “the new O’Casey” and yet, despite all of his international success, despite his enduring popularity, and perhaps because of his fame (and indeed, notoriety), Behan remains a neglected figure in literary criticism by: 1.

The Brendan Behan Quotation Book (Somerville Press, £) is a new collection of Brendan Behan’s best quotations compiled by Andrew Russell and published to mark the anniversary of the author.Explore books by Brendan Behan with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £for Books and Writers by Bamber Gascoigne.

Brendan Francis Behan () Irish author noted for his powerful political views and earthy satire. While not in jail or in pubs, Behan worked in odd jobs and wrote plays and stories that colorfully depicted the life of the ordinary working men.

Several of his books were banned in Ireland.