The Face of Time

The Face of Time

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The final book in James T. Farrell's five-volume series on the O'Neill-O'Flaherty families, The Face of Time chronicles the slow and painful decline of Danny O'Neill's grandfather Tom and aunt Louise--whose deaths haunt A World I Never Made. Featuring the family's experience with emigration from Ireland, The Face of Time brings the series full circle by evoking feelings of bewilderment, shame, and fear as the O'Neills embark on a new life in Chicago in the late nineteenth century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252033108
  • 9780252033100

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"The influence of James Farrell's work has been pervasive and accumulative as generation after generation of American writers continues to explore the urban subjects that Farrell so forcefully defined."--Stuart Dybek, author of The Coast of Chicago and 2007 MacArthur Fellow "When I want the real story, free of nostalgic sugar-coating, of ordinary people growing up on ordinary corners in America's big cities, I return to James T. Farrell every time. Here we are, sweet and mean, full of dreams and full of spite. Farrell's Danny O'Neill is as alive to me as Twain's Huck Finn."--Tom McNamee, "The Chicago Way" columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times Praise for the first edition: "The mellowest and possibly the finest panel in all James Farrell's immense and memorable gallery of Irishmen in the New World."--New York Times Praise for the first edition: "One of the best novels Farrell has ever written. It has the solidity and the absolute honesty that have always marked his work."--New York Herald Tribuneshow more

About James T. Farrell

Author of the Studs Lonigan trilogy, James T. Farrell (1904-79) was a native of Chicago, famous for the range and depth of his realistic portraits of the city's various populations that he drew from his own experiences and keen powers of observation. Charles Fanning is a professor emeritus of English and history at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and the editor of Farrell's Chicago Stories.show more

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