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Brendan Behan

Playwright, Author (9-Feb-1923 — 20-Mar-1964)


Peter Arthurs. With Brendan Behan: A Personal Memoir. St. Martin's Press. 1981. 297pp.

Beatrice Behan. My Life with Brendan Behan. Los Angeles, CA: Nash Publishing. 1974.

Dominic Behan. My Brother Brendan. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1965. 159pp.

Ted E. Boyle. Brendan Behan. New York: Twayne. 1969. 150pp.

John Brannigan. Brendan Behan: Cultural Nationalism and the Revisionist Writer. Four Courts Press. 2002. 188pp.

Rae Jeffs. Brendan Behan: Man and Showman. London: Hutchinson. 1966. 256pp.

Colbert Kearney. The Writings of Brendan Behan. Dublin, Ireland: Gill and Macmillan. 1977. 155pp.

E. H. Mikhail. Brendan Behan: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism. New York: Barnes & Noble. 1980. 117pp.

E. H. Mikhail (editor). The Letters of Brendan Behan. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: McGill-Queen's University Press. 1991. 272pp.

E. H. Mikhail (editor). The Art of Brendan Behan. London: Vision Press, Ltd.. 1979. 189pp. Critical essays.

E. H. Mikhail (editor). Brendan Behan: Interviews and Recollections. Palgrave Macmillan. 1982.

Ulick O'Connor. Brendan Behan. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1970. 328pp.

Michael O'Sullivan. Brendan Behan: A Life. Blackwater Press. 1997. 334pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.42)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.58)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.129)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.24)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.45)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.89)

  13. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.135-37)

  14. International Who's Who 1960 (p.70)

  15. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.64)

  16. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.58)

  17. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.41)

  18. Legends in Their Own Time (p.21)

  19. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.48)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.17)

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