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Brendan Behan
1923 - 1964

Irish author, revolutionary. Behan was in and out of prison much of his life for his activities with the Irish Republican Army, but became an internationally acclaimed writer and poet. Author of the autobiographical works Borstal Boy (1958) and Confessions of an Irish Rebel (1965)


There's no such thing as bad publicity, except your own obituary.

1965 - quoted in My Brother Brendan, by Dominic Behan