Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce
Picador, $29.99 hb, 192 pp, 9781760781149
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.