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Author Tóibín, Colm, 1955- author
Title Mad, bad, dangerous to know : the fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce / Colm Tóibín
Imprint New York, NY : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2018
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PR8727 .T65 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020584389
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition
Descript 253 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 -- Family
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 -- Family
Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Family
Authors, Irish -- Biography
Authors, Irish -- Family relationships
Fathers and sons -- Ireland
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