Books: Short Notices: Mar. 18, 1966

MY BROTHER BRENDAN by Dominic Behan. 159 pages. Simon & Schuster. $4.50.

The late Irish playwright Brendan Behan (The Hostage) and his younger, less successful playwright brother Dominic (Posterity Be Damned) were once described as the most alarming combination since assault and battery. In this graceless little memoir Dominic sets out to recount some of the escapades that gave them their reputation. Although he sometimes strikes a rollicking note by writing in an Irish dialect as heavy as Kilkenny dew, all Dominic proves is that 1) Brendan, who died in 1964, was especially...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!