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BWG: I dreamt about you last night and I fell out of bed twice

“A woman’s got as much right -and more cause- to get drunk than any man.” (Shelagh Delaney)

Above: Shelagh Delaney in New York in 1961, with Brendan Behan, during a run of her Broadway play. 108 more words

Creative Writing

Sailing to St Macdara's

For the first time in our dubious existence, the Literary is actually on the coast. It’s a landmark, surely, and rather nice. There’s lots of seabirds and Irish foliage. 350 more words

What's Ours

Last Words to an Astonished Nun

Irish playwright Brendan Behan was known for his sardonic wit. It is unknown whether it was this quality or distraction by his circumstances that led him to utter his last words to the astonished nun who attended him: “Bless you, Sister. 10 more words

Death

Borstal

BEING ASSOCIATED WITH A MAN OF MOST PROFOUND AND QUOTABLE INSIGHTS, HILARIOUS AND DEFIANT, ON HIS BIRTHDAY

I am a drinker with writing problems.

n. — a reformatory conducted according to the method established by the reformatory at Borstal, near Rochester, Kent, England, 1902, focusing on “educating” juvenile criminals through routine, discipline, and often harsh demonstrations of authority…

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ON THIS DAY: February 9, 2017

February 9th is

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MORE! Natsume Sōseki, Brendan Behan and Alice Walker, click 987 more words

History

The Welsh Schoolteacher, the Italian Prostitute and the Complete Plays of Brendan Behan

I am not sure exactly when the following incident happened. All I can say for certain is that it was sometime during the summer of 2003. 1,647 more words

Culture

Favorite Quotes: Brendan Behan -Borstal Boy

Brendan Behan – Borstal Boy 

“This landlady was mean and as barren as a bog. Her broken windows would be a judgment on her for the cheap sausages and margarine she poisoned her table with, for she was only generous with things that cost little cash, locking hall doors at night time and kneeling down to say the Rosary with the lodger and her sister, who always adds three Hail Mary’s for holy purity and the protection of her person and modesty, so that you would think half the men in Liverpool were running after her, panting for a lick of her big buck teeth.” 1,673 more words

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