Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce

Book - 2018
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"Colm Toibin 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.
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2018
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476785172
1476785171
Branch Call Number: 820.9 Toibin 2018
Characteristics: 253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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