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Charles Fanning

Born: 1942 in Norwood, Massachusetts
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Fanning was a professor of English and History at SIU in Carbondale

Biography: Attended Bridgewater State College, in Bridgewater,MA. Also, a director of Irish and Irish Immigration Studies program. He has written a number of critical works examining the contributions of Irish Americans to literary history. He earned degrees from Harvard the Univerity of Pennsylvania.

  • Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians, American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation, Book Pirse in Literary Criticism, American Conference for Irish Studies

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Charles Fanning on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Finley Peter Dunne & Mr. Dooley :
ISBN: 9780813162614 OCLC: 900345167

The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington : [2015], ©1978.

Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist and humorist, is justly famous for his creation of Mr. Dooley, the Chicago Irish barkeep whose weekly commentary on national politics, war, and human nature kept Americans chuckling over their newspapers for nearly two decades at the beginning of this century. Largely forgotten in the files of Chicago newspapers, however, are over 300 Mr. Dooley columns written in the 1890s before national syndication made his name a household word. Charles Fanning offers here the first critical examination of these early Dooley pieces, which, far better than the later o.

The exiles of Erin :
ISBN: 0802313159 OCLC: 36407773

Dufour Editions, Chester Springs, PA : 1997.

The Irish voice in America :
ISBN: 0813109701 OCLC: 903974806