Person    | Male  Born 9/2/1923  Died 20/3/1964

Brendan Behan

Categories: Literature, Poetry, Theatre

Countries: Ireland

Poet, writer, playwright. Born Dublin. Irish republican and, aged 16 - 23, volunteer in the IRA. He once described himself as a "a drinker with a writing problem". Collapsed in a Dublin bar and died in hospital.

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Spirit of Soho Mural

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Rudyard Kipling

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Piotr Ouspensky

Piotr Ouspensky

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Gavin Maxwell

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Sir Walter Besant

Sir Walter Besant

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B. Traven

B. Traven

Pen-name of a novelist about whom little is known for certain other than the fact that he spent time in Mexico where he died. Author of 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre', 1927, made into the 1948 ...

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