Borstal Boy

by Brendan Behan | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780552014649 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by Patiodebutacas from Fene, A Coruña Spain on Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Autobiographical novel by Irish writer Brendan Behan. Behan was brought up in a strongly republican household, his mother was a close friend of Michael Collins. Behan joined Fianna Éireann, the youth section of the IRA at 13. When he was 16 in 1939 Behan went to Liverpool with some explosives with the intention of blowing up the docks. He was arrested and because of his age ended in the borstal system. He was in borstal in England until his release in 1941. The novel is split into three sections. The first part covers a two months stay in Walton prison in Liverpool on remand, this illustrates the brutality of day to day prison life. Part two tells about a brief stay at Feltham waiting for a place at Borstal. The final part covers his stay at Hollesley Bay Borstal.
Behan writes well and captures the accents and tones of his fellow inmates very well. There are working class young men from London, Liverpool, Scotland and the North East and Behan captures their voices accurately.

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Journal Entry 3 by evaseocas at Fene, A Coruña Spain on Sunday, May 12, 2019
Según una anotación que tiene dentro, el libro viene originariamente de Rose Hills, Oxford y fue comprado por Bill Claire para María Cox. Está bastante estropeado y no llama la atención, pero el argumento parece interesante y tiene buenas críticas. Estoy deseando leerlo.

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