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Behan, Brendan

Overview
Works: 376 works in 1,483 publications in 8 languages and 26,266 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fairy tales  Drama  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Performer, Contributor, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Interviewee, Translator, Narrator
Classifications: PR6003.E417, 822.914
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The hostage by Brendan Behan( Book )

169 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,298 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 )

65 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Irish author and playwright Brendan Behan
The quare fellow : a comedy-drama by Brendan Behan( Book )

71 editions published between 1956 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 820 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 Scarperer by Brendan Behan( Book )

45 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 801 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 )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in English and held by 688 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
Richard's cork leg by Brendan Behan( Book )

27 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borstal boy by Brendan Behan( Book )

116 editions published between 1958 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behans verslag van zijn verblijf in een tuchtschool
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 347 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 )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 291 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
An Giall ; The hostage by Brendan Behan( Book )

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

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

8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borstal boy by Brendan Behan( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Irish writer and poet Brendan Behan. It focuses on his life in reform school, following his arrest as an IRA activist
The hostage by Brendan Behan( Recording )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in Irish and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hold your hour and have another by Brendan Behan( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quare fellow( Visual )

6 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary Irish playwright Brendan Behan's insider's look at life on death row is a film "studded with gem-like performances" (Hollywood Reporter) that packs "a harsh Irish eloquence and a brutal dramatic punch" (New York Times)
 
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The complete plays
Alternative Names
Behan, Brendan 1923–1964

Behan, Brendan Francis 1923-1964

Behan, Brendan Francis Aidan

Bièn, Brendan

Breandán Ó Beacháin

Brendan Behan drammaturgo e scrittore irlandese

Brendan Behan irischer Schriftsteller, Journalist und IRA-Aktivist

Brendan Behan irländsk poet och författare

Brendan Behan irsk poet og skribent

Brendan Behan schrijver uit Ierland (1923-1964)

Brendan Francis Behan

Brendanas Behanas

Ó Beacháin, Breandán

Street, Emmet

Street, Emmet 1923-1964

Μπρένταν Μπήαν

Биэн, Брэндан 1923-1964

Брендан Биэн ирландский писатель, журналист

Брендън Биън

Біен Брендан

בהאן, ברנדן

בוהן, ברנדן

ביהן, ברנדן 1923-1964

브렌던 비언

ブレンダン・ビーアン

布兰登·贝汉

Languages
English (774)

German (47)

French (19)

Irish (8)

Swedish (4)

Spanish (4)

Italian (2)

Turkish (1)

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The complete playsThe King of Ireland's sonBorstal boyAfter the wake : twenty-one prose works including previously unpublished materialBrendan Behan, interviews and recollectionsConfessions of an Irish rebelBrendan Behan, interviews and recollections