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Author Tóibín, Colm, 1955- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  820.9 TOI    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    820.9008 TOI    Staff Reported Missing
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction    820.9008 TOI    Available
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Description 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index.
Summary "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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