By (author) James T. Farrell
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Studs Lonigan by James T. Farrell
Book DescriptionFor the centennial of Farrell's birth, here is a collector's edition of his classic Studs Lonigan trilogy. An unparalleled example of American naturalism, the trilogy follows the hopes and dissipations of its remarkable main character--a would-be tough guy and archetypal adolescent.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781931082556
(205mm x 135mm x 34mm)
Imprint: The Library of America
Publisher: The Library of America
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James T. Farrell
Young Lonigan, Paperback (May 2010)
Described as "one of the most powerful fictional treatments of the Irish in America" (James Hurt, "Illinois Authors"), this classic coming-of-age story set in the mean streets of Chicago in the 1910s begins Farrell's trilogy that follows Studs Lonigan. Features a new Introduction by Pete Hamill.
My Days of Anger, Paperback (February 2008)
Recording his reactions to initiation into college life at the University of Chicago and the imminent death of his grandmother, one of his primary caretakers, Danny realizes the value of time and gains confidence in his writing abilities. This is a saga of Danny O'Neill's struggles with harsh urban realities in early twentieth-century Chicago.
Father and Son, Paperback (November 2007)View all books by James T. Farrell
Full of bewilderment and anxiety, Danny experiences high school, the death of his father, and his first full-time job at the Express Company that employed his father. Fraught with failed attempts to communicate with his father and peers, Danny is burdened by his family's constant economic and emotional demands.
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Author Biography - James T. Farrell
James Thomas Farrell (1904 1979) was born in Chicago to a struggling family of second-generation Irish Catholic immi grants. In 1907, his father, James Farrell, a teamster unable to support his growing family, placed young Jim with his maternal grandparents. It was his grandparents neighborhood in Chicago s South Fifties that would provide the background to Farrell s Studs Lonigan trilogy. Farrell worked his way through the University of Chicago, shedding his Catholic upbringing and absorbing the works of William James, John Dewey, Sigmund Freud, while reading widely in American and European literature: Herman Melville, Sherwood Anderson, H. L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, and James Joyce were critical influences on his literary development. Slob (1929), his first published story, was also his first render ing of the real life Studs Lonigan, a young man he had known growing up in Chicago. Farrell s first novel, Young Lonigan was published in 1932, followed by The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan (1934) and Judgment Day (1935) the three volumes making up his celebrated Studs Lonigan trilogy. A prolific writer, Farrell left more than fifty books of stories and novels behind him when he died in 1979. Alongside his masterpiece Studs Lonigan, Farrell s best-known works include the Danny O Neill novels, A World I Never Made, No Star is Lost, Father and Son, and My Days of Anger. James T. Farrell s Studs Lonigan trilogy is also available in Penguin Classics."
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