MAD, BAD, DANGEROUS TO KNOW
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MAD, BAD, DANGEROUS TO KNOW

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An intimate study of three of Ireland's greatest writers from one of its best-loved contemporary voices 'A father...is a necessary evil.' Stephen Dedalus in Ulysses In Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know Colm Toibin 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 apainting; 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 Toibin 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.

  • EAN

    9780241354421

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    185 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.7 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.2 cm

  • Poids

    142 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín est né en 1955 à Enniscorthy en Irlande. Son premier roman, Désormais notre exil, reçoit en 1991 l'Irish Times Literary Prize, tandis que La Bruyère incendiée est couronnée en 1992 par l'Encore Award pour le meilleur second roman. Suivront notamment : Histoire de la nuit, Le Bateau-phare de Blackwater, Le Maître, L'Épaisseur des âmes, un recueil de nouvelles, et Brooklyn.

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