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
- 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.
- 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
Release Date: 1935
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
In 1990, his name was engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures.
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