Brendan Behan

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Brendan Francis Behan (9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He was also an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army. Born in Dublin into a republican family, he became a member of the IRA's youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the a ...

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11 November 2014

I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

11 November 2014

One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough.

11 November 2014

I am a daylight atheist.

11 November 2014

All publicity is good, except an obituary notice.

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