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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Read ✓ 109 » ➿ [Download] ➽ Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know By Colm Tóibín ➵ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Award winning author Colm Tóibín turns his incisive gaze to three of the world's greatest writers Oscar Wilde WB Yeats and James Joyce and their earliest influences their And Dangerous Kindle #210 Award winning author Colm Tóibín turns his incisive gaze to three of the world's greatest writers Oscar Wilde WB Yeats and James Joyce and their earliest influences their fathers A fatheris a necessary evil Stephen Dedalus in UlyssesIn Mad Bad Dangerous to Know Colm Tóibín illuminates not only the complex Mad Bad Epubrelationships between three of. Well it's reassuring to know that Yeats' creepiness was hereditary

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The greatest writers in the English language and their fathers but also illustrates the surprising ways they surface in their work 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 Bad and Dangerous PDFEPUB #10003 happen to his son to Yeats' father an impoverished arti. This book had its origins in lectures given by the author at Emory University a little over one year ago or November 2017 I was drawn to reading this book after reading review by author Adrian McKinty I was richly rewarded by following this lead and highly recommend this book to all interested in Irish literatureI could write a book enumerating all the nuggets of information and insights included in this scholarly effort so I will not try

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Mad Bad and Dangerous to KnowSt and brilliant letter writer who could never finish a painting to John Stanislaus Joyce a singer drinker and storyteller a man unwilling to provide for his large family whom his son James memorialised in his writing Mad Bad Dangerous to Know brilliantly combines biography and literary appreciation and is a revealing personal new look at the lives of three major literary icons. Once again I’ve made a mistake in understanding my own interests I’m not sure what fooled me into thinking I would appreciate this book It seems to be written for someone who is than just passingly familiar with the works of Wilde Yeats and Joyce I’ve enjoyed the handful of Wilde that I’ve read but although I enjoyed “The Dead” and “A Portrait of an Artist as A Young Man” I’ve never read Ulysses or Finnegan’s Wake And frankly I have no interest in the poetry of Yeats Why would I even pick this up Perhaps I thought that I would learn something interesting about Wilde Yeats and Joyce But no it’s really about their fathers and the strained or even antagonistic relationships between the fathers and their famous sons It seems that Toibin believes that the dysfunctional relationships between the fathers and sons somehow stimulated the sons to become great artists I’m not sure that I completely accept the premise but if great artists are cast only through the fiery crucible of traumatic childhoods then I guess I can only hope that through love and grace I may deprive my sons of the opportunity to become great artists I would prefer that they become good men rather than famous men And further I am grateful that I was blessed with a godly father who was and still is a great example to admire and emulate