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Brendan Behan
(1923-1964) born on
Feb 09
Irish dramatist, author. His humorous, vibrant books captured the spirit of Irish nationalism; best known for his autobiographical "Borstal Boy," 1958.
         
   
F
I was courtmartialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

R
I'm a Communist by day and a Catholic as soon as it gets dark.
A
I wish I'd been a mixed infant.
N
To get enough to eat was regarded as an achievement. To get drunk was a victory.
K
All publicity is good, except an obituary notice.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Hostage," act 1, 1958.
R: Attrib.
A: "The Hostage," II.
N: On Dublin in the 1930s, recalled on his death 20 Mar 1964.
K: In "Sunday Express" (London), 5 Jan. 1964.
   


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