James T. Farrell

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General Information

Celebrated on the Illinois State Library Gwendolyn Brooks Building

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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

Illinois Connection

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.

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 at Your Library

Father and Son

ISBN: 0252032640
Release Date: 2008-05-02

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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

  • Name engraved on the frieze of the Illinois State Library alongside other great Illinois literary figures, 1990
  • Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, 2012

External Links

James T. Farrell on WorldCat


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