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Encyclopedia > James Gordon Farrell

James Gordon Farrell (23 January 193511 August or 12 August 1979) more usually known as J.G. Farrell was an Irish and British writer of historical novels. His most famous novels are his Empire Trilogy (Troubles, The Siege of Krishnapur and The Singapore Grip), which all deal with attacks against British colonial rule. The Siege of Krishnapur won the 1973 Booker Prize. Farrell died in 1979 while fishing; a freak wave, the result of the same storm which killed 17 people in the 1979 Fastnet race disaster, washed him out to sea. He was buried in the cemetery of St. James's Church [1] in Durrus (West Cork, Ireland). January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A historical novel is a novel in which the story is set among historical events, or more generally, in which the time of the action predates the lifetime of the author. ... The Siege of Krishnapur is a novel by the author J.G. Farrell, and was published in 1973. ... The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... Storms during the 1979 Fastnet race wrought havoc on over 300 yachts taking part in the biennial race, resulting in 17 fatalities. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


His papers are held by the manuscript library at Trinity College, Dublin under the title: Papers of James Gordon Farrell (1935-1979): Manuscripts of his Novels, of Unfinished Novels, Plays etc., with some Notebooks and Presscuttings TCD MSS 9128-60


A movie, Troubles, based on the Farrell book, was made in 1988 (directed by Christopher Morahan)[[2]].


Works

  • 1963 A Man From Elsewhere
  • 1965 The Lung
  • 1967 A Girl in the Head

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  • 1970 Troubles
  • 1973 The Siege of Krishnapur
  • 1973-74 The Pussycat Who Fell in Love with a Suitcase. Atlantis. 6 (Winter 1973/4), pp. 6-10
  • 1978 The Singapore Grip
  • 1981 The Hill Station, not completed

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

About Farrell

  • 1981 John Spurling, Margareth Drabble, Malcolm Dean: Personal Memories of J.G. Farrell; The Hill Station
  • 1986 Ronald Binns, J.G. Farrell
  • 1979 Bernard Bergonzi, The Contemporary English Novel
  • 1997 Michael C. Prusse, "Tomorrow is Another Day": The Fictions of James Gordon Farrell
  • 1997 Derek Mahon: The World of J.G. Farrell,(poem), říjen 1997
  • 1999 Lavinia Greacen, J.G. Farrell. The Making of a Writer
  • 2000 Elisabeth Delattre: Histoire et fiction dans Troubles de J.G.Farrell ", Etudes Irlandaises, printemps 2000, n° 25-1, pp. 65-80
  • 2002 Elisabeth Delattre: Du Monde romanesque au poème : 'The World of J.G.Farrell' de Derek Mahon ", Etudes Irlandaises, printemps 2002, n° 27-1, pp. 93-105
  • 2003 Elisabeth Delattre: Intégrer, exclure ou la genèse d'une œuvre : Troubles de J.G.Farrell ", in Irlande : Inclusion, exclusion, publié sous la direction de Françoise Canon-Roger, Presses Universitaires de Reims, 2003, pp. 65-80.

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