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The Quare Fellow

Irish playwright Brendan Behan cracks wise

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Brendan Behan


I enjoyed reading about myself and my wife in TIME [Dec. 8], and indeed it was very generous of you, but the nicest thing of all happened when a foreign citizen turned around from looking at my picture and said, “I did not realize you were Jewish.” “I am not,” I said, “but Our Blessed Lord is — I hope I’ve caught a little of the contagion.”

Brendan Behan, DUBLIN