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Behan, Brendan

Overview
Works: 303 works in 1,351 publications in 16 languages and 25,833 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Personal narratives  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Performer, Contributor, Other, Dedicatee, Honoree, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6003.E417, 822.914
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The quare fellow ; and the hostage : two plays by Brendan Behan( Book )

104 editions published between 1956 and 1986 in 8 languages and held by 1,848 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 hostage by Brendan Behan( Book )

174 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in 10 languages and held by 1,316 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
The complete plays by Brendan Behan( Book )

57 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Irish author and playwright Brendan Behan
The Scarperer by Brendan Behan( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of rogues escape from prison and head for Paris and a pot of gold, only to have their plans upset by a little old Irish lady
The King of Ireland's son by Brendan Behan( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 731 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
Borstal boy by Brendan Behan( Book )

140 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behans verslag van zijn verblijf in een tuchtschool
Richard's cork leg by Brendan Behan( Book )

36 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brendan Behan's New York by Brendan Behan( Book )

28 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brendan Behan's island; an Irish sketch-book by Brendan Behan( Book )

45 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the wake : twenty-one prose works including previously unpublished material by Brendan Behan( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and German and held by 351 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, interviews and recollections by E. H Mikhail( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Giall ; The hostage by Brendan Behan( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and Irish and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hostage by Brendan Behan( Recording )

7 editions published in 1965 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of an Irish rebel by Brendan Behan( Book )

42 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second installment of the autobiography of Irish writer and poet Brendan Behan, who was arrested for being an IRA activist. This sequel focuses on his life following his release from prison
Hold your hour and have another by Brendan Behan( Book )

28 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving out, and A garden party by Brendan Behan( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life styles : poems by Ulick O'Connor( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems and a play in Irish by Brendan Behan( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in Irish and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borstal Boy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 95 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 )

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

 
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Alternative Names
Behan, Brendan 1923-1964

Behan, Brendan Francis 1923-1964

Behan, Brendan Francis Aidan

Bin, Brendan

Breandn Beachin

Brendan Behan drammaturgo e scrittore irlandese

Brendan Behan irischer Schriftsteller, Journalist und IRA-Aktivist

Brendan Behan irlndsk poet och frfattare

Brendan Behan irsk poet og skribent

Brendan Francis Behan

Brendanas Behanas

Street, Emmet

Street, Emmet 1923-1964

Μπρένταν Μπήαν

Биэн, Брэндан 1923-1964

Брендан Биэн ирландский писатель, журналист

Брендън Биън

Біен Брендан

ביהן, ברנדן 1923-1964

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The complete playsThe King of Ireland's sonBorstal boyAfter the wake : twenty-one prose works including previously unpublished materialConfessions of an Irish rebelBorstal BoyConfessions of an Irish rebel