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Olive and Mary Anne

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Farrell's last collection of short stories, Olive and Mary Anne, repeats the themes of despair, futility, and nostalgia in its grim portrayal of bad marriages, promiscuity, and failed careers. A minor character in one of these stories is Eddie Ryan, an autobiographical character of the uncompleted series, "A Universe of Time," who treads an uneven path to self-discovery and self-fulfillment as a writer. His appearance in both the novels of "A Universe of Time" and in the short stories underscores Farrell's attempt to provide a continuous and interwoven narrative that would chart the progress and struggles of an American individual against the debasing social conditions of his environment.

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December 1977 : USA Hardback

Title: Olive and Mary Anne
Author(s): James T Farrell
ISBN: 0-88373-071-5 / 978-0-88373-071-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Stonehill Pub. Co
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