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 (bē′ən), Brendan Francis 1923-1964.
Irish writer whose early association with the Irish Republican Army and experiences in prison influenced his works, including the play The Quare Fellow (1954) and the autobiographical Borstal Boy (1958).


(Biography) Brendan. 1923–64, Irish writer, noted esp for his plays The Quare Fellow (1954) and The Hostage (1958) and for an account of his detention as a member of the Irish Republican Army, Borstal Boy (1958)


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Brendan (Francis), 1923–64, Irish playwright.
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