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JAMES T. FARRELL
American essayist, critic, short story writer and novelist
(1904 - 1979)
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In New Haven, Conn., when I was growing up, there were two sorts of Irish. There were the "drugstore cowboy" micks, who hung around the Elm Street poolroom over Longley's Lunch. And there were the earnest young Irishmen who fought their way up from the Grand Avenue saloonkeeper backgrounds of their fathers, went through Yale Law School, and have now found high place by the preferment of local politics or in the teaching profession.
      - The Studs Lonigan Trilogy (introduction)
        [Books (First Lines)]

Studs Lonigan, on the verge of fifteen, and wearing his first suit of long trousers, stood in the bathroom with a Sweet Caporal pasted on his mug.
      - Young Lonigan (sec. 1, ch. 1)
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