Books: The James (T. Farrell) Version

WHEN TIME WAS BORN by James T. Farrell. 64 pages. The Smith. $3.50.

James T. Farrell is the most heroic figure in modern American letters. No one else, in the face of such resolute popular and critical discouragement for so many years, would persist with unsullied vocation so doggedly and prolifically in the lonely and exacting art of fiction. His unrequited passion for literature must be the most gallantly unfortunate affair since an emperor penguin fell in love with Admiral Byrd (and followed him around, hinting with gifts of egg-shaped stones that he would...

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