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The Resource J.G. Farrell in his own words : selected letters and diaries, edited by Lavinia Greacen

J.G. Farrell in his own words : selected letters and diaries, edited by Lavinia Greacen

Label
J.G. Farrell in his own words : selected letters and diaries
Title
J.G. Farrell in his own words
Title remainder
selected letters and diaries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lavinia Greacen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many of these selected letters are written to women whom Jim Farrell loved and whom he inadvertently hurt. His ambition to be a great writer in an age of minimal author's earnings ruled out the expense of marriage and fatherhood, so self-sufficiency was his answer. Books Ireland has portrayed him as 'a mystery wrapped in an enigma, a man who wanted solitude and yet did not want it, wanted love but feared commitment, reached out again and again but, possibly through fear of rejection, was always the first to cut the cord.' But Farrell's kindness, deft humour and gift for friendship reached across rejection, which must account for why so many such letters were kept." "Funny, teasing, anxious and ambitious, these previously unpublished letters to a wide range of friends give the reader a glimpse of this private man. Ranging from childhood to the day before his death, Farrell's distinctive letters have the impact of autobiography."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-1979
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farrell, J. G.
Dewey number
820.8009
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6056.A75
LC item number
Z48 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Greacen, Lavinia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farrell, J. G.
  • Authors, Irish
Label
J.G. Farrell in his own words : selected letters and diaries, edited by Lavinia Greacen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
320189003
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781859184288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)320189003
Label
J.G. Farrell in his own words : selected letters and diaries, edited by Lavinia Greacen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
320189003
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781859184288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)320189003

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