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JG Farrell in His Own Words

Selected Letters and Diaries

Edited by Lavinia Greacen

Publication Year: 2010

The novelist J.G. Farrell – known to his friends as Jim – was drowned on August 11, 1979 when he was swept off rocks by a sudden storm while fishing in the West of Ireland. He was in his early forties. “Had he not sadly died so young,” remarked Salman Rushdie in 2008, “there is no question that he would today be one of the really major novelists of the English language. The three novels that he did leave are all in their different way extraordinary.”

Published by: Cork University Press

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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A Lost Autobiographical Voice

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pp. 1-3

The novelist J.G. Farrell – known to his friends as Jim – was drowned on 11 August 1979, when he was swept into the sea by a sudden Atlantic storm while fishing off rocks in County Cork, in the south west of Ireland. He was in his early forties and at the...

Threshold 1943–60

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pp. 5-8

A Man from Elsewhere: France 1961–62

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pp. 9-43

Life is Made Up of Separate Experiences: England and Ireland 1962–63

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pp. 44-76

Works in Progress: London 1965–66

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pp. 77-97

A Craving to Write Something Good: America 1966–68

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pp. 98-125

Beginning to Ship Water: London 1968

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pp. 126-164

Troubles (aptly named): London 1969–70

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pp. 165-200

The Home Beautiful: Recognition – London 1970

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pp. 201-221

Two Parts White Sahib: India and England 1971

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pp. 222-252

The Rogues Gallery: the Faber and Booker Prizes 1971–74

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pp. 253-290

The Singapore Grip: Singapore and London 1975–76

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pp. 291-330

Battling On: London 1977–March 1979

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pp. 331-355

Life is Bliss Here: May–August 1979

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pp. 356-382

Postscript

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pp. 383-384

A Disused Shed in Co.Wexford

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pp. 385-386

Chronology

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pp. 387-390

The Correspondents

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pp. 391-406

Endnotes

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pp. 407-455

Index

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pp. 457-464


E-ISBN-13: 9781908634047
E-ISBN-10: 1908634049
Print-ISBN-13: 9781859184769
Print-ISBN-10: 1859184766

Page Count: 478
Publication Year: 2010

Edition: 1

OCLC Number: 794700725
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  • Farrell, J. G. (James Gordon), 1935-1979 -- Correspondence.
  • Authors, Irish -- 20th century -- Biography.
  • Farrell, J. G. (James Gordon), 1935-1979 -- Diaries.
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