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Brendan Behans in einer einfachen und klaren mit gälischen Wendungen durchsetzten Sprache gehaltener autobiografischer Bericht über den Alltag in einer Erziehungsanstalt erreichte Anfang der er Jahre unter jungen Menschen einen ähnlichen Kultstatus wie der Roman Unterwegs von Jack R KerouacEntstehung Schon alsJähriger war Behan in die IRA eingetreten wurde er in Liverpool als Sprengstoffkurier festgenommen und für drei Jahre in eine Erziehungsanstalt eingewiesen Nach der Freilassung dauerte es nicht lange bis zur nächsten Verhaftung Weil er einen Polizisten. A wonderful book and far better than I was expecting I was inspired to pick up Borstal Boy having come across a reference to it in the marvellous Handsome Brute The Story of a Ladykiller Neville Heath a once infamous 1940s British murderer was incarcerated before he was convicted of murder with Brendan Behan at Hollesley Bay borstal in SuffolkBrendan Behan was arrested in Liverpool aged 16 with explosives and the intention of blowing up the Liverpool dock The first section of the book covers his period on remand in Walton prison near Liverpool Needless to say the prison officers and many of the prisoners were very hostile to an IRA man arrested with the intention of planting a bomb Indeed most of the Irish people Brendan met whilst on remand in an effort to show they were loyal to England were often even hostile This was a dangerous time for Brendan Behan however his stoicism guile and humour and the few friends he made helped him to deal with this challenging periodOnce sentenced and after a brief period at Feltham Brendan Behan had the good fortune to arrive at Hollesley Bay borstal where he made many good friends and where the enlightened approach of Prison Governor Cyril Joyce aka the Suire allowed the boys to work and flourish in a constructive environment This section is the heart of the book Brendan Behan's hard line republicanism softens as he discovers how much common ground he shares with his working class friends Brendan Behan's descriptions of the various characters he encounters throughout his imprisonment and the humour and humanity he describes is compelling The description of his attitudes and the attitudes of those around him is very interesting and revealing It's an illuminating insight into prison conditions during the late 1930early 1940s and full of humour humanity and occasional horror Overall it's a very enjoyable and uplifting book which is testimony to Brendan Behan's personality and his skill as a writer 55

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Borstal BoyCen wie etwa das Angebot zur Lektüre literarischer Texte zu nutzenDaneben erfährt der Leser viel über das Alltagsleben in der Erziehungsanstalt auch über Schikanen und Vorurteile seitens der Aufseher über uerelen und Machtkämpfe unter den jugendlichen Insassen sowie über pubertätstypische Themen und KonflikteWirkung Mit seinem lebensnahen die Umstände nicht beschönigenden Roman begeisterte Behan seine Landsleute wie auch Jugendliche in aller Welt wurde das Buch von Regisseur Peter Sheridan verfilmt B G Copyright Aus Das Buch der Bücher Harenberg Verlag. Period piece that's a less disturbing read than its reputation would predict Young loose cannon Behan of the IRA gets caught redhanded in England and learns the system and the country that founded it via its correctional institutions Banned in Ireland as obscene this took a while getting published and still managed to upset applecarts in the fiftiesThough tame for contemporary readers this is the Cooks Tour of the world 'inside' circa early forties in the north of England Oddly enough the comic overall scheme isn't all that different from the humor in a hollywood movie of the era But the slang the dense regional patter and class interaction develop the central themes; it's really a tough little coming of age story within a frame For the Tories this would have been a withering indictment of the nanny state administering it's tender mercies For the Irish another well aimed blow against the empire clever enough to be funny For a reader some sixty years later it's the language The dialogue can be very intricate although surprisingly offhand A snip of rhyming slang could place the speaker inform the listener geographically to the streetcorner sometimes situate the conversation's participants all while remaining opaue to those who might overhear it and deceptive to the authorities Keeping the governor in the dark is at all times criticalBurgess would mine this same vein years later and violently with A Clockwork Orange outlining the class structure sketching the institutional framework and even going one further by inventing a hyper slang his nadsat based on bits of cockney and soviet jargon In the condition of near total captivity forfeited control as with incarceration in correctional institutions the flowchart of information becomes critical And the conveyor belt of language becomes epic in scale a kind of theater of cruelty written as you go Where by necessity the short dense and most cryptic remark gains immortality for the speaker with all the force of a punch

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Read & Download Borstal Boy 104 ↠ ➨ [Ebook] ➣ Borstal Boy By Brendan Behan ➳ – Brendan Behans in einer einfachen und klaren mit gälischen Wendungen durchsetzten Sprache gehaltener autobiografischer Bericht über den Alltag in einer Erziehungsanstalt erreichte Anfang der 1960er Brendan Behans in einer einfachen undMit einer Waffe bedroht hatte wurde Behan zu Jahren Haft verurteilt von denen er aber nur fünf absitzen musste Den Bericht über sein »Knastleben« veröffentlichte der Autor nachdem er mit zwei Theaterstücken bereits zu Weltruhm gelangt warInhalt Borstal Boy ist das Porträt eines temperamentvollen Jugendlichen der keine Gelegenheit auslässt sich für den irischen Freiheitskampf stark zu machen der aber Mithäftlingen und Aufsehern in der Erziehungsanstalt ohne Hass begegnet Er steht seiner Umgebung aufgeschlossen und vorurteilslos gegenüber und weiß Chan. Warm human literate and intelligent A terrific reading experience just to note I was amused to read a review in which the reader lamented the lack of sodomy and violence Were they reading the same book I did Or is it that subtlety is lost on them Was also a bit shocked to hear it described as 'boring' Perhaps folk's appetites have been so dulled by misery porn that they can't cope with than a straight forward catalogue of horrors Shame that because it means the nuances and layers in this work have passed them by