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

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

Label
Mad, bad, dangerous to know : the fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce
Title
Mad, bad, dangerous to know
Title remainder
the fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce
Statement of responsibility
Colm Tóibín
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 premonition of what would happen to his son; to Yeats' father, an impoverished artist and brilliant letter-writer who could never finish a painting; to John Stanislus Joyce, a singer, drinker and story-teller, a man unwilling to provide for his large family, whom his son James memorialised in his work. Colm Tóibín 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 they surface in their work."--Provided by publisher
Summary
The New York Times best-selling author of Brooklyn offers an intimate study of Irish culture, history and literature told through the lives of William Wilde, John Butler Yeats and John Stanislaus Joyce—and the complicated relationships they had with their literary-legend sons
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10736932
Cataloging source
NZAUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tóibín, Colm
Dewey number
820.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Yeats, W. B.
  • Joyce, James
  • Authors, Irish
  • Authors, Irish
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce
Label
Mad, bad, dangerous to know : the fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce, Colm Tóibín
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2018 in United Kingdom by Penguin Random House"--title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oscar Wilde -- W. B Yeats -- James Joyce
Control code
000065101435
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781760781149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1076617385
Label
Mad, bad, dangerous to know : the fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce, Colm Tóibín
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published 2018 in United Kingdom by Penguin Random House"--title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Oscar Wilde -- W. B Yeats -- James Joyce
Control code
000065101435
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781760781149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1076617385

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