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Borstal Boy

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Description for Borstal Boy Paperback. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: BG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 192 x 128 x 26. Weight in Grams: 278. 372pp

'I have him bitched, balloxed and bewildered, for there's a system and a science in taking the piss out of a screw and I'm a well-trained man at it.'

So writes Brendan Behan, poet, writer and literary legend, of the episode that coloured his life. Arrested in Liverpool as an agitator for the IRA, he was tried and sent to reform school. He was sixteen years old.

The world he entered was brutal and coldly indifferent. Conditions were primitive, and violence simmered just below the surface. Yet Brendan Behan found something more positive than hate in ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
1990
Publisher
Arrow
Condition
New
Number of Pages
384
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780099706502
SKU
9780099706502
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About Brendan Behan
Brendan Behan was born in Dublin in 1923. A member of the IRA, he was sentenced to three years in Borstal in 1939 and a further fourteen years in 1942. He became a dominant literary figure almost overnight with the 1956 production of his play The Quare Fellow, based on his prison experiences. This recognition was reinforced by ... Read more

Reviews for Borstal Boy
He has more than charm, he has instinctive kindness and charity, a verbal grace, an unforced assertion of a strong personality
Sunday Times
The best thing in Irish writing since Sean O'Casey
The Spectator

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