James T. Farrell

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General Information

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Name: James T. Farrell

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction & Non-Fiction

Born: February 27, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: August 22, 1979

Celebrated on the Illinois State Library, Gwendolyn Brooks Building

"Literature is not, in itself, a means of solving problems; these can be solved only by action, by social and political action." - James T. Farrell


Illinois Connection

  • Was born and raised in Chicago
  • 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 attended the University of Chicago and began writing when he was 21 years old.

Published Works

  • 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 for Purchase and at Your Library

Judgement Day

ASIN: B000P0R0B2
Release Date: 1935

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Studs Lonigan

ISBN: 0848819748
Release Date: 2001-12-15

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Literary Integrity And Political Action: The Public Argument Of James T. Farrell (Polemics Series)

ISBN: 0813390710
Release Date: 2000-05-18

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Literary Awards

In 1990, his name was engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures.


External Links

James T. Farrell on WorldCat

James T. Farrell on Amazon

James T. Farrell on Wikipedia

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