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After the Wake
Short Stories

 

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After the Wake
Short Stories

by Brendan Behan (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780862780319

 

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This diverse collection is a delightful and entertaining windfall from one of Ireland's most colourful writers. An essential complement to Behan's master works.


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.


 

ISBN 862780314
ISBN13 9780862780319
Publisher O'Brien Press Ltd
Format Paperback
Publication date 30/11/1983
Pages 160
Weight (grammes) 125
Published in Ireland
Height (mm) 196
Width (mm) 130