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Mad, bad, dangerous to know : the fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce

Author: Colm Tóibín
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"Colm Tóibín begins his incisive, revelatory Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know with a walk through the Dublin streets where he went to university--a wide-eyed boy from the country--and where three Irish literary giants also came of age: Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce. Elegant, profound, and riveting, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know illuminates not only the complex relationships between three of the greatest writers in the English
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Nonfiction
Biography
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; W B Yeats; James Joyce; James Joyce; Oscar Wilde; W B Yeats; Oscar Wilde; William Butler Yeats; James Joyce
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colm Tóibín
ISBN: 9781476785172 1476785171 9780771070921 0771070926 9781476785189 147678518X
OCLC Number: 1028882976
Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: An eminent Victorian: Sir William Wilde --
John B. Yeats: the playboy of West Twenty-Ninth Street --
The two tenors: James Joyce and his father.
Responsibility: Colm Tóibín.

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"Colm Tóibín begins his incisive, revelatory Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know with a walk through the Dublin streets where he went to university--a wide-eyed boy from the country--and where three Irish literary giants also came of age: Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce. Elegant, profound, and riveting, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know illuminates not only the complex relationships between three of the greatest writers in the English language and their fathers, but also illustrates the surprising ways these men surface in their work. Through these stories of fathers and sons, Tóibín recounts the resistance to English cultural domination, the birth of modern Irish cultural identity, and the extraordinary contributions of these complex and masterful authors"--

Tóibín introduces us to the Dublin streets where three Irish literary giants-- Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce-- grew up. He explores not only the complex relationships between three of the greatest writers in the English language and their fathers, but also illustrates the surprising ways these men surface in their sons' work. He recounts the resistance to English cultural domination and the birth of modern Irish cultural identity that are reflected in their stories of fathers and sons. -- adapted from jacket.

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