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Colm Toibin

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

€13,95

In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know Colm Tóibín takes three of Ireland's greatest writers - Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce - and examines their earliest influences: their fathers. With his inimitable wit and sensitivity, Tóibín introduces us to Wilde Senior, the philandering doctor whose libel case prefigured that of his son; the elder Yeats, an impoverished artist who never finished a painting; and to John Stanislaus Joyce, the hard-drinking, storytelling father of James, who couldn't feed his own family. This is an illuminating study of how each of these men cast a long shadow not only over the lives of their famous sons, but over the works for which they are celebrated and cherished.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Pages: 192
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780241354421
ISBN 10: 0241354420

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Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

€13,95