Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce by Colm Tóibín

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November 2018, no. 406
Simon Caterson reviews 'Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce' by Colm Tóibín

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

by Colm Tóibín

Picador, $29.99 hb, 192 pp, 9781760781149

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce by Colm Tóibín

Reviewed by
November 2018, no. 406

Like so many parents of great authors, the fathers of Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, and James Joyce have much to answer for. Certainly, each man had a profound influence on his son’s literary career without for a moment being conscious of the literary consequences of his words and actions.

Simon Caterson reviews 'Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce' by Colm Tóibín

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce

by Colm Tóibín

Picador, $29.99 hb, 192 pp, 9781760781149

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