Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know

Tóibín, Colm

Editorial Penguin Books Ltd
Fecha de edición septiembre 2019 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780241354421
192 páginas
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Resumen del libro

In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know Colm Toibin takes three of Ireland's greatest writers - Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce - and examines their earliest influences: their fathers. With his inimitable wit and sensitivity, Toibin introduces us to Wilde Senior, the philandering doctor whose libel case prefigured that of his son; the elder Yeats, an impoverished artist who never finished a painting; and to John Stanislaus Joyce, the hard-drinking, storytelling father of James, who couldn't feed his own family.

This is an illuminating study of how each of these men cast a long shadow not only over the lives of their famous sons, but over the works for which they are celebrated and cherished.

Biografía del autor

Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford in 1955 and educated at University College Dublin.<br><br>He is the author of five novels: The South, (1990) winner of The Irish Times Literature Prize in 1991; The Heather Blazing, winner of the Encore Award for the best second novel in 1992; The Story of the Night (1997); The Blackwater Lightship (1999), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; and The Master (2004), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and winner of the Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger in France; and The Testament of Mary (2012), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013.<br><br>Tóibín's books have been translated into 25 languages.<br>



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