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Chicago Stories : Prairie State Books - James T. Farrell

Chicago Stories

Prairie State Books

Paperback Published: 1st June 1998
ISBN: 9780252019814
Number Of Pages: 296

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These stories, chosen from ten separately published collections of James T. Farrell's short fiction, offer remarkable insights into the lives of
Irish Americans and other Chicagoans from 1910 to 1940. They are gems of the short fiction genre, unique, pioneering, and accomplished.
 
Farrell's stories offer a wonderful diversity of characters and experiences, from self-deluded, impoverished victims to portraits of the artist as  a young Irish-American living on Chicago's South Side. Charles Fanning's introduction presents Farrell as one of the best Illinois writers of the first half of the century and his stories as among the best in realistic short fiction anywhere.
 

"I read [Farrell] in my freshman year at Harvard, and it changed my life... Now, I realized you could write books about people who were something like the people you had grown up with. I couldn't get over the discovery." -- Norman Mailer

Introduction: James T. Farrell and Short Fiction
Helen, I Love Youp. 1
The Scarecrowp. 9
Looking 'Em Overp. 22
The Buddiesp. 34
A Front-page Storyp. 40
Mary O'Reilleyp. 48
Jim O'Neillp. 57
Studsp. 64
Reverend Father Gilhooleyp. 71
All Things Are Nothing to Mep. 86
For White Men Onlyp. 99
The Oratory Contestp. 106
Precinct Captainp. 116
The Professorp. 125
The Bride of Christp. 137
Street Scenep. 144
The Hyland Familyp. 149
Libp. 172
Young Convictsp. 176
Boyhoodp. 182
The Wake of Patsy McLaughlinp. 210
The Fastest Runner on Sixty-first Streetp. 217
Johnny's Old Manp. 228
Norman Allenp. 232
Kilroy Was Herep. 247
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ISBN: 9780252019814
ISBN-10: 0252019814
Series: Prairie State Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st June 1998
Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.44