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Episode 12018102920181030 (R4)

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn takes a literary walk around Dublin.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn takes a literary walk around Dublin.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Episode 22018103020181031 (R4)

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn is in Oscar Wilde's cell at Reading gaol reflecting on the writer's father.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn is in Oscar Wilde's cell at Reading gaol reflecting on the writer's father.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Episode 32018103120181101 (R4)

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn on two court cases, one involving William Wilde, the second his son, Oscar

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn on two court cases, one involving William Wilde, the second his son, Oscar

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Episode 42018110120181102 (R4)

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn turns his gaze to the life of John B Yeats, father of poet WB Yeats.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn turns his gaze to the life of John B Yeats, father of poet WB Yeats.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Episode 52018110220181103 (R4)

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn on the eternal youth of John B Yeats, father of literary giant WB Yeats.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn on the eternal youth of John B Yeats, father of literary giant WB Yeats.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

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The award winning writer Colm Tóibín reads from his new book about the fathers of Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats and James Joyce. In today's episode Tóibín takes a literary walk around Dublin, stopping off at a variety of landmarks immortalised in the works of some of Ireland's most famous writers. At the same time he reflects on his own writing life.

The award winning writer Colm Tóibín explores the complex relationships between three of Ireland's literary giants and their fathers From Oscar Wilde's polymath father who was a doctor specialising in diseases of the eye and ear; an amateur architect, as well as a statistician who was knighted for his work; to W.B. Yeats' father a brilliant correspondent and impoverish artist who struggled to complete a painting; to John Stanislaus Joyce, a drinker and story-teller who was unwilling to provide for his family.

Book of the Week looks at the lives of William Wilde and John B. Yeats and uncovers the ways in which their influence emerges in the works of their famous sons.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn takes a literary walk around Dublin.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0120181029

The award winning writer Colm Tóibín reads from his new book about the fathers of Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats and James Joyce. In today's episode Tóibín takes a literary walk around Dublin, stopping off at a variety of landmarks immortalised in the works of some of Ireland's most famous writers. At the same time he reflects on his own writing life.

The award winning writer Colm Tóibín explores the complex relationships between three of Ireland's literary giants and their fathers From Oscar Wilde's polymath father who was a doctor specialising in diseases of the eye and ear; an amateur architect, as well as a statistician who was knighted for his work; to W.B. Yeats' father a brilliaTrust Me, I'm A Scientist

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Colm Tóibín reads from his incisive new book on literary fathers. Today, William Wilde is engulfed in a court case which, strangely, foreshadows the famous trial which had such devastating consequences for his son, Oscar, some thirty years later.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn on two court cases, one involving William Wilde, the second his son, Oscar

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

042018110120181102 (R4)

The award winning writer Tóibín reads from his insightful new book on literary fathers. Today, Tóibín's gaze turns to John B. Yeats, father of the literary giant, W.B. Yeats. It turns out that the brilliant conversationalist and impoverished artist was a source of exasperation, but also of inspiration to his son, and here Tóibín tells us why.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn turns his gaze to the life of John B Yeats, father of poet WB Yeats.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

052018110220181103 (R4)

The award winning writer Colm Tóibín reads from his illuminating book on literary fathers. Today, Tóibín turns to the romantic and occasionally erotic correspondence between John B. Yeats and Rosa Butt, when the pair were in their sixties. He then reflects on the influence that the father's boyish romance had on the writings of his son, the literary giant W. B. Yeats.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard

Colm T\u00f3ib\u00edn on the eternal youth of John B Yeats, father of literary giant WB Yeats.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres