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Borstal boy. by Brendan Behan

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Published by Hutchinson Educational in London .
Written in English


  • Behan, Brendan.

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Edition Notes


SeriesUnicorn books
LC ClassificationsPR6003.E417 Z52
The Physical Object
Pagination340 p.
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16848395M

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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’s autobiographical novel, Borstal Boy, was published the same year and became a worldwide best-seller. Benedict Kiely was born in in Dromore, Northern Ireland. After a stint as a mail clerk and another as a Jesuit prospective, he began working as a part-time journalist for The Weekly Standard newspaper and realized his writerly vocation. : Borstal Boy (): Brendan. Behan: Books Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello Books Go Search Hello Select your address Today's Deals Best Sellers Customer Service Find a Gift Registry 5/5(2). Borstal Boy on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(26).

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(81). In his teens he read Behan's book Borstal Boy. And in Peter saw the stage version of Borstal Boy in which Frank Grimes and Niall Tóibín played the respective Behan characters, young and old. Brendan Behan has 32 books on Goodreads with ratings. Brendan Behan’s most popular book is Borstal Boy.   Behan’s autobiographical novel, Borstal Boy, was published the same year and became a worldwide best-seller. Benedict Kiely was one of the most beloved Irish authors. In , he was named Saoi of Aosdána, the highest honor given by the Arts Council of : David R. Godine, Publisher.

I’d also read Brendan Behan’s famous autobiographical account Borstal Boy, as well as having seen the film of the Alan Sillitoe novel The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, which made borstal seem like being at a minor public school – which seems to have been the original idea when the first institution at Borstal in Kent was.   Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(K).   The Broadway production of "Borstal Boy" based on a book by Brendan Behan and adapted for the stage by Frank McMahon opened at the Lyceum Theater in New York on Ma , ran for performances and won the Tony Award for Best play. See more»/10(K). Borstal Boy 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