James T. Farrell
Celebrated on the Illinois State Library Gwendolyn Brooks Building
Pen Name: None
Genre: Fiction & Non-Fiction
Born: February 27, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois
Died: August 22, 1979
Farrell was born and raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago and wrote about Irish-American culture in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
James 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
Father and Son
Release Date: 2008-05-02
Literary Integrity And Political Action: The Public Argument Of James T. Farrell (Polemics Series)
Release Date: 2000-05-18
- Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990
- Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012
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