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Mad, bad, dangerous to know : the fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce / Colm Tóibín.

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  • ISBN: 9781476785172
  • ISBN: 1476785171
  • ISBN: 9780771070921
  • ISBN: 0771070926
  • Physical Description: 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Oscar Wilde -- W. B Yeats -- James Joyce.
An eminent victorian : Sir William Wilde -- John B. Yeats : the playboy of West Twenty-Ninth Street -- The two tenors : James Joyce and his father.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Wilde, Oscar 1854-1900.
Yeats, William B. 1865-1939.
Joyce, James 1882-1941.
Mishnah. Avot
Authors, Irish > Biography.
Authors, Irish > Family relationships.
Fathers and sons > Ireland.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Genre: Biographies.

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