After the Wake by Brendan Behan
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After the Wake
By Brendan Behan

After the Wake

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After the Wake by Brendan Behan

Book Description

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 ability to bring characters to life quickly and unforgettably, a sharp ear for dialogue and dialect, and a natural vocation for story-telling. This diverse collection is a delightful and entertaining windfall from one of Ireland's most colourful writers. It is an essential complement to Behan's master works.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780862780319
ISBN-10: 0862780314
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 130mm x 11mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-1983
Country of Publication: Ireland

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Author Biography - Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan was born in Dublin in 1923. In 1954 his play, The Quare Fellow, was accepted for production by the Pike Theatre in Dublin. Another play, The Hostage, and his autobiographical Borstal Boy make him an international name. Brendan Behan died in 1964.

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