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Borstal boy.

Brendan Behan

Borstal boy.

by Brendan Behan

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Published by Avon Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Autobiographical.

SeriesDiscus books, W182
The Physical Object
Pagination348 p.
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22364622M

Borstal Boy is a romantic drama film directed by Peter Sheridan, based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Brendan Behan. Plot. In , year-old IRA volunteer Brendan Behan (Shawn Hatosy) is going on a bombing mission from Ireland to Liverpool during the Second World by: Stephen McKeon.   – The Real Frank Zappa Book (Frank Zappa) – The Guest Cat (Takashi Hiraide) – Sunset & Evening Star (Sean O’Casey) – Anatomy of a Beatnik (Fred W. McDarrah) – Babel (Patti Smith) – Politics & the English Language (George Orwell) – Borstal Boy (Brendan Behan) – Freedom & Wilderness, Wilderness & Freedom (Edward Abbey).

Borstal Boy is a pleasant but formulaic coming-of-age movie that seems too sentimental and devoid of irony for its gritty subject matter. Shawn Hatosy gives an acceptable performance as Brendan, but the character is too easygoing and bland, particularly considering what's known about his real-life counterpart, and his time in a reform school. Conditions were primitive, and violence simmered just below the surface. Yet Brendan Behan found something more positive than hate in Borstal: friendship, solidarity and healing flashes of kindness. Extraordinarily vivid, fluent, and moving, this is a superb and unforgettable piece of writing. Borstal Boy was adapted into a film in /5(71).

The book is the autobiography of Brendan Behan continuing where his book "Borstal Boy" left off. This book was first published after Brendan Behan's tragic death. Seller Inventory # Borstal Boy by Brendan Behan is a book that I’ve meant to read for a long time, and I finally got around to it last year. My main interest in Brendan Behan is as an icon of Irishness, and as a figure in Irish social and cultural history. Irish republicanism, Catholicism, literary postmodernism, working class culture, popular culture, folk culture, liberalism and a strain of anarchism all.


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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   He spent three years as a prisoner in England, primarily in Borstal (reform school), and was then expelled to his homeland, a changed but hardly defeated rebel.

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