Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce
Elegant, profound, and riveting, Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know 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 these men surface in their work. Through these stories of fathers and sons, Tóibín recounts the resistance to English cultural domination, the birth of modern Irish cultural identity, and the extraordinary contributions of these complex and masterful authors.
2017 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction
Toibin , C. (2018). Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce. New York, NY: Scribner.