Award-winning writer Colm Tóibín reads from his illuminating book on literary fathers. Today, the eternal youth of John B Yeats, father of literary giant WB Yeats.
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