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

Colm Tóibín (author)

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

Colm Tóibín (author)
'A father...is a necessary evil.' Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know Colm Tóibín turns his incisive gaze to three of Ireland's greatest writers, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce, and their earliest influences: their fathers. From Wilde's doctor father, a brilliant statistician and amateur archaeologist, who was taken to court by an obsessed lover in a strange premoni
Title
Mad, bad, dangerous to know : the fathers of Wilde, Yeats an Joyce
Author
Colm Tóibín
Language
English
Publisher
[London]: Viking, 2018
185 p.
ISBN
9780241354414 (hardback)

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About Colm Tóibín

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Colm Tóibín (Irish pronunciation: [ˈkɔl̪ˠəmˠ t̪ˠoːˈbʲiːnʲ] KAW-ləm toe-BEAN; born 30 May 1955) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and poet.

Tóibín is currently Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University in Manhattan and succeeded Martin Amis as professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. He was appointed Chancellor of the University of Liverpool in 2017.

Called "a champion of minorities" by Arts Council director Mary Cloake as he collected the 2011 Irish PEN Award, that same year John Naughton of The Observer included Tóibín among his list of Britain's three hundred "public figures leading our cultural discourse" — despite his being Irish.

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