Brendan Behan's genius was to strike a chord between critic and common man.
When he died, at the age of 41, he was arguably the most celebrated Irish writer of the twentieth century. After the Wake is a collection of seven prose works and a series of articles.
It includes all that exists of an unfinished novel, `The Catacombs', and pieces together items whose comic and fanciful accounts evoke Flann O'Brien.
Also featured are works of acknowledged excellence, `The Confirmation Suit' and `A Woman of No Standing'.
This writing bears all the hallmarks of the author's talent - an ability to bring characters to life quickly and unforgettably, a sharp ear for dialogue and dialect, and a natural vocation for story-telling. This diverse collection is a delightful and entertaining windfall from one of Ireland's most colourful writers.
An essential complement to Behan's master works.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/11/1983
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780862780319