Individual Author Record
Name: James T. FarrellPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Born: February 27, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionFarrell was born and raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago and wrote about Irish-American culture in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationJames T. Farrell was an American novelist and is best known for his writings which focused on Irish-American culture in Chicago. He began writing when he was 21 years old.
- The Studs Lonigan Trilogy, 1935 - reprinted by Avon in 1973
- The O'Neill - O'Flaherty Pentalogy, 1936 - 1953
- The Bernard Carr Trilogy, 1946 - 1952
- The Universe of Time, 1963 - 1966
- Lonely for the Future, Doubleday, 1966
- Slum Street U.S.A., Horizon Publishing, 1967
- A Brand New Life, Doubleday, 1968
- Invisible Swords, 1971
- Judgement Day, Avon, 1973
- Father and Son (The Irish Americans), Ayer Co. Pub.
- James T. Farrell, Literary Essays, 1954-1974, Assoc. Faculty Press, 1976
- The Death of Nora Ryan, Doubleday, 1978
Titles At Your Library
Studs Lonigan: Young Lonigan / The young manhood of Studs Lonigan / Judgment day
ISBN: 1931082553 Library of America. 2004 James T Farrell: Studs Lonigan a Trilogy (Library of America)
ISBN: B000P0R0B2 The Vanguard Press. 1935
ISBN: 0848819748 Amereon Ltd. 2001 A classic story of an Irish-American youth growing to adulthood in Chicago. Widely regarded as one of the finest American novels from the first half of the twentieth century.
Father and Son
ISBN: 0252032640 University of Illinois Press. 2008
The third book in James T. Farrell’s five-volume series to be republished by the University of Illinois Press, Father and Son follows Danny O’Neill through his struggle into young adulthood among the O’Flaherty and O’Neill families. Full of bewilderment and anxiety, Danny experiences high school, the death of his father, and his first full-time job at the Express Company that employed his father. Fraught with failed attempts to communicate with his father and peers, Danny is burdened by his family’s constant economic and emotional demands.
Literary Integrity And Political Action: The Public Argument Of James T. Farrell (Polemics Series)
ISBN: 0813390710 Routledge. 2000
Literary Integrity and Political Action is the story of writer James T. Farrell's role in the culture wars of 1930s America. Farrell's evolution through the 1930s from a lion of the literary Left and working class causes to a champion of literary independence, personal social commitment and good writing is a fascinating one. His journey was marked with important encounters with the likes of Malcolm Cowley, Edmund Wilson, Granville Hicks, Michael Gold, Mary McCarthy, Sidney Hook, Max Eastman, Philip Rahv, Kenneth Burke and many others caught up in the debate over the Marxist intellectual tradition.Written for academics and casual readers alike, Literary Integrity will be of particular interest to those caught up in the recent efforts of the academic Left to expose the abuses of power inherent to, and the ultimate failure of, late capitalism. While the present generation's critique has been largely limited to analyses of literary works and popular culture, Farrell's generation was powerfully engaged in the debates over what the American Left's role was in rebuilding a democratic society in the face of the Great Depression and the growing totalitarinism of the young Soviet state. This book will help readers better understand the world of intellectuals passionately committed to their work and their world during one of the most fascinating periods of our history.