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Award-winning writer Colm Tóibín reads from his insightful book on literary fathers. Today, Tóibín's gaze turns to John B Yeats, father of literary giant WB Yeats.

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.

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