Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan

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Hailed as the new O'Casey by Irish critics in 1958, Behan is now often portrayed as the archetypal Irishman and spectacular drunk. Behind the myth lies the more compelling story of a writer who was never able to fully harness his larger-than-life personality and talent.French clocks (favoured for their near silent ticking) were used to make timers. The main base of the explosive was chlorate of potash and paraffin wax, a mixture known as a#39;Paxoa#39; (after a popular brand of packaged stuffing for meat and poultry)anbsp;...

Title:Brendan Behan
Author:Michael O'Sullivan
Publisher:Roberts Rinehart - 2000-10-10


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