My memories howl at me (Brendan Behan)

Dimensions54 cm x 60 cm x 42 cm
Materials Sandblasted glass, cast glass, bronze, wood
Collection Irvin J. Borowsky, Philadelphia, P.A., U.S.A.

Brendan Behan an Irish poet, playwright, novelist, and short story writer was born in 1923. He spent portions of his youth and early adult life in prisons for his activities with the Irish Republican Army.Wide spread notoriety came in 1954 with his play “The Quare Fellow” followed a few years later by another play “The Hostage” and his memoir “Borstal Boy”.

Earlier while in the Strangeways Prison he wrote in a poem as a psychological point of death statement which he survived.

My misdeeds are visible like a pack of hounds,
And my memory summons them to howl at me.

Behan is considered to be one of the greatest Irish writers of all time who notably said when referring to himself, “I am a drinker with a writing problem”

He died of alcoholism in 1964.