Trinity College Dublin Lecture on Brendan Behan

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This Friends of the Library at Trinity College Dublin  invite you to a lecture on Brendan Behan with Des Geraghty (Trade Unionist, Politician & Author).

“A Human Behan: The life and times of Brendan Behan”.= takes place 16th October from 5 – 6PM.

Admission Free – All welcome

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Brendan Behan (1923–1964) was an Irish poet, playwright, and author, best known for his works that often explored Irish Republican themes and social issues. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Behan grew up in a Republican family with a strong involvement in the Irish independence movement. He joined the Irish Republican Army (IRA) at a young age and was arrested by the British authorities, leading to his imprisonment. While in prison, Behan developed his literary skills and wrote his first play, “The Quare Fellow,” which was produced in 1954 to critical acclaim. His most famous work, “Borstal Boy,” is a semi-autobiographical account of his time in prison. Behan’s writing is characterized by a unique blend of humor, wit, and political commentary. Despite his literary success, he struggled with alcoholism throughout his life, which eventually contributed to his early death at the age of 41. Brendan Behan is remembered as one of Ireland’s influential literary figures of the mid-20th century.

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