Cover for Farrell: My Days of Anger. Click for larger image

My Days of Anger

The continuing saga of Danny O'Neill's struggles with harsh urban realities in early twentieth-century Chicago

The fourth novel in James T. Farrell's pentalogy chronicles Danny O'Neill's coming of age. Recording his reactions to initiation into college life at the University of Chicago and the imminent death of his grandmother, one of his primary caretakers, Danny realizes the value of time and gains confidence in his writing abilities. As he works on his first novel, he prepares to leave his family, his Catholicism, and his neighborhood in Chicago behind for a new life as a writer in New York.

"James T. Farrell's five novels about the O'Neill and O'Flaherty families are among the incontestable masterworks of American culture. The series provides a panorama of first- and second-generation immigrant experience that is indispensable reading for anyone who wishes to understand life in the twentieth-century United States."--Alan Wald, professor of English and American culture, University of Michigan


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.

To order online:
http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/47rsg7wq9780252032707.html

To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)

Related Titles

previous book next book
The Face of Time

James T. Farrell

The Jungle

Upton Sinclair

Waiting for Buddy Guy

Chicago Blues at the Crossroads

Alan Harper

No Star is Lost

James T. Farrell, with an Introduction by Charles Fanning

Building the Black Metropolis

African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Edited by Robert E. Weems Jr. and Jason P. Chambers

Fanny Herself

Edna Ferber

Chicago's Grand Midway

A Walk around the World at the Columbian Exposition

Norman Bolotin with Christine Laing

Neoliberal Chicago

Edited by Larry Bennett, Roberta Garner, and Euan Hague

The Chicago Food Encyclopedia

Edited by Carol Mighton Haddix, Bruce Kraig, and Colleen Taylor Sen

Father and Son

James T. Farrell

Along the Streets of Bronzeville

Black Chicago's Literary Landscape

Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach

Chicago in the Age of Capital

Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov

The Negro in Illinois

The WPA Papers

Edited by Brian Dolinar

Claiming Neighborhood

New Ways of Understanding Urban Change

John J. Betancur and Janet L. Smith

A World I Never Made

James T. Farrell

Chicago Stories

James T. Farrell