- .2 linear feet (1 box)
- Born to a working class Irish-Catholic family in Chicago, James T. Farrell (1904-1979) rose quickly to be a leading figure for 20th century naturalism in American literature. An exceptionally prolific writer, Farrell published works spanning over five decades; however, his critics expressed that his output led to poor craftsmanship and editorial discretion throughout his later works. In addition to his professional works, Farrell produced a seemingly inexhaustible amount of correspondence, diaries, articles, and musings which covered a wide range of topics from politics to baseball. This collection contains material purchased to supplement the James T. Farrell papers (Ms. Coll. 886). It contains manuscripts and correspondence related to Farrell's writings for a column entitled "The World is To Day" for the periodical Park East.
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