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James T. Farrell (1904–1979)

Autor(a) de Studs Lonigan

79+ Works 1,745 Membros 19 Críticas

About the Author

James T. Farrell was born Chicago, Illinois on February 27, 1904. He attended the University of Chicago, but left before graduating. During his lifetime, he publish more than 50 books, including 28 novels and 16 collections of short stories. He is the author of the Studs Lonigan Trilogy, the Danny mostrar mais O'Neill Pentalogy, The Bernard Carr Trilogy, and The Universe of Time series featuring Eddie Ryan. He died on August 22, 1979. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por James T. Farrell

Studs Lonigan (1935) 979 exemplares
Young Lonigan (1932) 201 exemplares
Judgment Day (1944) 46 exemplares
A World I Never Made (1936) 34 exemplares
No Star is Lost (1938) 26 exemplares
Father and Son (1940) 23 exemplares
Gas-House McGinty (1946) 18 exemplares
My Days of Anger (1954) 18 exemplares
Bernard Clare (1946) 14 exemplares
The Face of Time (1962) 12 exemplares
Ellen Rogers (1941) 11 exemplares
What Time Collects (1964) 11 exemplares
The Silence of History (1965) 11 exemplares
Short Stories [Penguin] (1946) 9 exemplares
It Has Come to Pass (1962) 9 exemplares
This man and this woman (1951) 8 exemplares
On Irish themes (1982) 8 exemplares
Lonely for the Future (1969) 7 exemplares
A note on literary criticism (1993) 7 exemplares
Saturday Night (1950) 6 exemplares
Invisible Swords (1971) 6 exemplares
Literature and morality (1947) 5 exemplares
James T. Farrell Short Stories (1946) 5 exemplares
A Hell of a Good Time (1952) 4 exemplares
Slum Street, USA (1967) 4 exemplares
The road between 4 exemplares
When Boyhood Dreams Come True (1946) 4 exemplares
The FATE Of WRITING In AMERICA. (1946) 3 exemplares
More stories (1946) 3 exemplares
Sound of a City 3 exemplares
Sam Holman (1983) 3 exemplares
An American Dream Girl (1953) 3 exemplares
When time was born, (1966) 2 exemplares
Yet other waters (1952) 2 exemplares
The Dunne family (1976) 2 exemplares
Boarding House Blues 2 exemplares
The Death of Nora Ryan (1978) 1 exemplar
Meet the Girls 1 exemplar
Olive and Mary Anne (1977) 1 exemplar
penguin classics 1 exemplar
Six American Poets 1 exemplar
Yesterday's Love (1952) 1 exemplar
Silence of History (1990) 1 exemplar
Ellen Rogers Bernard Clare (1941) 1 exemplar
The Girls at the Sphinx (1959) 1 exemplar
Judith And Other Stories (1973) 1 exemplar
The Scoop 1 exemplar
Al Sud de Chicago 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Anna Karenina (1875) — Introdução, algumas edições38,377 exemplares
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 336 exemplares
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contribuidor — 297 exemplares
Prejudices: A Selection (1958) — Editor & Introduction — 271 exemplares
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1965) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares
The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Baseball Reader: Favorites from the Fireside Book of Baseball (1980) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Best Short Stories of Theodore Dreiser (1947) — Introdução, algumas edições103 exemplares
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Haves & Have Nots: 30 Stories About Money & Class In America (1999) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1968) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
James Joyce: Two Decades of Criticism (1946) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Labor on the March (1956) — Prefácio — 21 exemplares
New World Writing: Fourth Mentor Selection (1953) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen (1982) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Great Tales of City Dwellers (1955) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
A Reader for Writers — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Juvenile Delinquency in Literature (1980) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Avon Annual 1945: 18 Great Modern Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Another book from my 1951 reading list and this time I have been introduced to an American writer from the realist school. This man and this woman is a demoralising and depressing read. The man in question is Walt Callahan and at 63 years old he is thinking of soon taking a peaceful and well earned retirement. He works as a supervisor in an express company and has been through tough times during the depression in America, but him and his wife Peg have raised a family and Walt is considered to be comfortably off. Now that the children have left home Peg has time on her hands and she realises that she has never liked Walt that much and now his very presence around the house causes her to lash out at him. Walt wanting peace and quiet does his best to calm his wife, whom he still loves, but it is becoming an impossible situation. Most of the time he does not know what to say to her, as anything he does say is twisted by Peg against him.

This is a sad story of a woman who feels that she has wasted her life with Walt and now feeling trapped she boils over into frustration. She spends her day cleaning the house and preparing herself for her husbands return, a man whom now she despises. Walt escapes into his job which keeps him busy and occupied and he dreads having to go home. The verbal abuse, the name calling, the insults are unremitting from Peg and Walt does not know how to deal with the situation, especially as Peg reverts occasionally to being a 'good wife'. James T Farrell dialogue is realistic and expresses all the tensions that lie beneath this unhappy couple. Farrell writes from Walt's point of view and he comes across as a kindly man well liked by his family and colleagues, but now seriously out of his depth in his relationship with Peg.

This short novel forges ahead to its logical conclusion and along the way introduces two people struggling to make sense of their lives. It is well written and effortlessly wraps the readers into the miserable existence of this failing relationship. It is written from the mans point of view, but does touch on Peg's early life. The reader has to come to his/her own conclusions to account for a deeply unhappy woman. I was impressed by the quality of Farrell's writing and If I was in the mood for another dose of realism I would turn to him to lead me through the misery: 4 stars
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baswood | Sep 27, 2022 |
The first time I read this novel I was in high school while a subsequent reading was for a book group. Farrell is one of the American naturalists. He chose to use his own personal knowledge of Irish-American life on the South Side of Chicago to create a description of an average American slowly destroyed by the "spiritual poverty" of his environment. Both Chicago and the Irish-American Roman Catholic Church of that era are described in detail, and faulted. Farrell describes Studs sympathetically as Studs slowly deteriorates, changing from a tough but fundamentally good-hearted, adventurous teenage boy to an embittered, physically weak alcoholic.
While Farrell exhibits a gritty realism in his story of Chicago his prose has too many "rough" edges for my taste. The book seems dated in a way that does not happen with Dreiser or Norris, both of whom I admire more than Farrell.
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jwhenderson | 12 outras críticas | Jul 31, 2022 |
Best known for his wonderfully searing portrait of Irish American life in his Studs Lonigan Trilogy this work is a novel featuring the more self aware Danny O'Neill. Once read there is no way one forgets these works by Farrell, one of the USA's best writers so far. Danny is supporting himself by working in a gas station and endures many of the traumas associated with youth and penury. The failure of American society to meet the needs of so many Americans are laid out. You will find insights, and some guilts in a mesmerizing experience. There are four more novels in this series, if you have the nerve.… (mais)
DinadansFriend | Feb 24, 2021 |
Hasn't aged well. It wasn't clear to me if the toxic masculinity was being praised, and I'm not sure this first volume motivates me to read the rest to find out. I know the ethnic slurs are of the time but even so they seemed a bit thick. Women and girls are treated horribly. Characters aren't really developed other than Lonigan.
encephalical | 2 outras críticas | Aug 24, 2019 |



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