After the Wake

After the Wake

Twenty-one Prose Works Including Previously Unpublished Material

Book - 1981
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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 Catacombs', 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. An essential complement to Behan's master works.

Publisher: Dublin, [Ireland] : O'Brien Press, 1981
ISBN: 9780862780319
9780905140971
0905140974
Call Number: F BEHAN BR
Characteristics: 156 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Fallon, Peter 1951-

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