Brendan Behan’s Island (1962)
Book ID: 66193
Brendan Behan’s Island. An Irish Sketch-Book. With Drawings by Paul Hogarth. London: Hutchinson, 1962. First Edition. Pp, 192. Neat ownership name to front free endpaper, otherwise a nice bright copy in pictorial dust jacket.
To capture the essential flavour of Brendan Behan’s island, Hogarth spent a summer a there travelling with the author.
From the snug of the ‘Shaky Man’ (probably the nearest pub to Guinness Brewery in Dublin) Brendan Behan take us on a tour of his native country. Enlivened with song, poem, story and Paul Hogarth’s drawings. Paul Hogarth, the illustrator, was a direct descendant of William Hogarth. He spent a year travelling in Ireland with Behan to catch the true spirit.