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Behan, Brendan

Overview
Works: 39 works in 237 publications in 6 languages and 9,069 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Records and correspondence  Folklore  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6003.E417, 822.914
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The quare fellow : a comedy-drama by Brendan Behan( Book )

69 editions published between 1956 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skuespil om fængselsliv og dødsstraf
The quare fellow ; and the hostage : two plays by Brendan Behan( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Quare Fellow", a tragi-comedy, is set in an Irish prison on the eve of an execution. Beneath the humor is a savage indictment against the bestiality of capital punishment. "The Hostage" is set in a Dublin lodging house, where a young soldier is being held hostage in reprisal for an I.R.A. man who is to be hanged
The complete plays by Brendan Behan( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Irish author and playwright Brendan Behan
The King of Ireland's son by Brendan Behan( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to find the source of the heavenly music heard throughout the kingdom, the youngest son of the King of Ireland finds a beautiful maiden held captive by a fierce giant
After the wake : twenty-one prose works including previously unpublished material by Brendan Behan( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 together items whose comic and fanciful accounts evoke Flann O'Brien. Also featured are works of acknowledged excellence, ‘The Confirmation Suit' and ‘A Woman of No Standing'. This writing bears all the hallmarks of the author's talent – an ab
Brendan Behan's island : an Irish sketch-book by Brendan Behan( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the snug of the 'Shaky Man' (probably the nearest pub to Guinness Brewery in Dublin) Brendan Behan take us on a tour of his native country. Not very much topographical information is imparted perhaps and even the Georgian architecture for which Dublin is deservedly famous is scarcely mentioned: 'Good architecture,' Mr. Behan reports as architect friend as saying 'is invisible.' Mr Behan is less interested in things than in people and a galaxy of characters and stories about the inhabitants of that Augustan city cross his pages. But Brendan has been outside Dublin from time to time as London, Paris, Berlin, New York, Montreal, San Francisco and Mexico City can well witness. His investigations among the aborigines of those famed cities are not his concern in this book, however: those anthropological investigations must await another occasion for the telling. Here he regales us with his views on Dublin, the North of Ireland, Galway and the Aran Islands and the counties of the south - always with an eye on the people and their habits rather than on the places themselves. He was accompanied on many expeditions by Paul Hogarth, whose drawings complement the spirit of the text as no other artist's could have done. Intellectuality stimulating, Mr. Behan discourses on the evils of drinking potheen, the mores of Limerick girls, storytellers in the last bastion of Gaelic culture on the Aran Islands, the Irish middle-classes and what he calls 'the Anglo-Irish Horse-Protestants.' Enlivened with song, poem, story, and Paul Hogarth's drawings, this book tells a lot about Ireland but tells us even more about that fascinating human Behan
The hostage by Brendan Behan( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in English and Turkish and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An innocent British soldier is taken into a bawdy Irish bar by the IRA as a hostage, to be shot if the British go through with the execution of an IRA youth. He has a romance with the barmaid. She and several habitues try unsuccessfully to arrange his escape. He is shot in the attempt but not for long. Right in the middle of his own requiem he rises to sing a final rousing song
Confessions of an Irish rebel by Brendan Behan( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1991 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second part of [the author's] autobiography."
Poems and a play in Irish by Brendan Behan( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borstal Boy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen year-old Irish activist, Brendan Behan, confronts inner conflicts when imprisoned in England during World War II
The Dubbalin [i.e. Dublin] man by Brendan Behan( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Brendan Behan by Brendan Behan( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Howards : a play by Séamus De Búrca( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and stories by Brendan Behan( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down to the sea in a tanker by Séamus De Búrca( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le client de matin. (The quare fellow) by Brendan Behan( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delincuente juvenil by Brendan Behan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ostaj by Brendan Behan( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Breton and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mi isla : un cuaderno irlandés by Brendan Behan( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borstalpojken by Brendan Behan( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ó Beacháin, Breandán

Street, Emmet

Languages
English (208)

Spanish (6)

German (2)

French (2)

Breton (2)

Turkish (1)

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The King of Ireland's sonAfter the wake : twenty-one prose works including previously unpublished materialConfessions of an Irish rebelBorstal BoyThe letters of Brendan BehanBrendan Behan : a lifeThe letters of Brendan Behan