The Studs Lonigan Trilogy
By James T. Farrell
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The Studs Lonigan Trilogy by James T. Farrell ranked # 29 on The Modern Library's Top 100 Novels list as selected by its Board Members.
Studs Lonigan is the subject of a trilogy of novels by American author James T. Farrell: Young Lonigan, The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan, and Judgment Day.
In James T. Farrell's classic novel of Irish life on the South Side of Chicago, Studs Lonigan, Farrell portrays sympathetically and graphically his protagonist's coming of age.
In a large section describing Studs's participation in the 1919 race riots, the author captures the split between the oppression of the Irish and their oppression of others, particularly African Americans. "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" helps us understand the virulence of racism and how its unchecked rapacity helped produce and reproduce the ghetto.
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