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Brendan Behan

Raymond J. Porter

Brendan Behan

by Raymond J. Porter

  • 144 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Behan, Brendan -- Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 48.

    Statementby Raymond J. Porter.
    SeriesColumbia essays on modern writers,, no. 66
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6003.E417 Z84
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p.
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5293138M
    ISBN 100231033494
    LC Control Number72013657

    Buy Borstal Boy (Arena Books) New Ed by Behan, Brendan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(79). Borstal Boy makes me laugh out loud and also reminds me of my time in the British Royal Navy. One of the young Brendan Behan's fellow prisoners in the English young peoples' prison is a sailor named Charlie. The book shows some of the horrors of prison life but also a lot of the camaraderie that goes on whenever boys get together.5/5(5).

      The below is an excerpt from Dermot McEvoy's latest book "Real Irish New York" from Skyhorse Publishing. Brendan Behan was an addict. He was addicted to .   Brendan Behan: A Life is a fascinating look at the Irish author noted for his earthy satire and powerful political commentary. O'Sullivan's biography, an in-depth look at one of the most unusual and intense personalities ever to grasp a pen, reveals the Brand: Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.

      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 : David R. Godine, Publisher. The Letters of Brendan Behan also includes four poems that appear here for the first time, as well as extracts from early writings never before published. Numerous letters to editors, refused publication because of their outspokenness, are published here for the first time, and others, previously cut or censored, now appear in their original form.


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Brendan Behan’s most popular book is Borstal Boy. Brendan Behan has 32 books on Goodreads with ratings. Brendan Behan’s most popular book is 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 with tales of brutality are anecdotes about dramatic and.

Brendan Behan book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. When Brendan Behan died in at the age of 41, he had rung the changes in /5. Brendan Behan's memoir of his time incarcerated in England, is a comical, sympathetic and humanistic work of art.

As a young IRA member arrested in Liverpool at the age of 16 in possession of explosives he demonstrated a remarkably fatalistic viewpoint for someone so young and seemed to take in the experience as an observant participant in a human drama without a hint of self pity/5(81).

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, member of the Royal Academy, OBE, and a distant descendant of the famed late-Jacobean-early Georgian artist and engraver William Hogarth/5(7).

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, member of the Royal Academy, OBE, and a distant descendant of the famed Brendan Behan book Georgian artist and engraver William Hogarth/5(6).

First published after Brendan Behan's tragic death, Confessions of an Irish Rebel picks up where Borstal Boy left off. Not only is it the last instalment of a unique and unorthodox autobiography, but of a unique and unorthodox life that was as touched with genius as it was with by: 8.

Confessions Of An Irish Rebel [Behan, Brendan] on *FREE* shipping on eligible orders. Confessions Of An Irish RebelReviews: Brendan Behan wrote a lament to Collins, "The Laughing Boy", at the age of thirteen.

The title was from the affectionate nickname Mrs. Behan gave to Collins. Kathleen published her autobiography, "Mother of all the Behans," a collaboration with her son Brian, in Behan's uncle Peadar Kearney wrote the Irish national anthem Amhrán na bhFiann/5.

Looking for books by Brendan Behan. See all books authored by Brendan Behan, including Borstal Boy, and The King Of Ireland's Son, and more on 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, member of the Royal Academy, OBE, and a distant descendant of the famed late-Jacobean-early Georgian artist and engraver William Hogarth/5.

The book relates the sad story of how, inbetween visits to the country he called “my new-found land”, Behan had a telephone conversation with Seán O’Casey, the playwright to whom he. 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 and warming to his British fellow prisoners.

From a technical standpoint, the novel is chiefly notable for the art with which it captures the lively Author: Brendan Behan. First published after Brendan Behan's tragic death, Confessions of an Irish Rebel picks up where Borstal Boy left off.

Not only is it the last instalment of a unique and unorthodox autobiography, /5(2). 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.

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. 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’s.

It is probably uncontroversial to say that we think that we know a lot about Brendan Behan the man – and that, as a result of our familiarity with him, we also think we know a lot about Brendan Behan the writer – or, as he called himself, Brendan Behan the drinker with a writing problem. The eleven essays in this book show us that we’re wrong on both counts: we need to look again at the.

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Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Brendan Behan The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.The last two books of his career; ‘Brendan Behan’s Island’ and ‘Brendan Behan’s New York’ were published in andin turn.

‘Confessions of an Irish Rebel’, ‘The Scarperer’ and ‘After the Wake: Twenty-One Prose Works including Previously Unpublished Material’, were published posthumously. There was The Begrudgers, set in postwar Dublin, about the literary rivalry between Brendan Behan, Brian O'Nolan and Patrick Kavanagh; Brother Of All The Behans; and Barking Sheep.