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James Hanley
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Birth Date:September 3, 1901
Astrology Sign:Virgo
Chinese Sign:Ox - Yin
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Died Date:November 11, 1985

Occupation:US Politician

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James Hanley

Biography:James Hanley (September 3, 1901 - November 11, 1985) was a British novelist.

Born in Dublin to a working class family, Hanley left school early and took to sea at the age of 13. This was a formative influence and the sea influenced his writing as much as it influenced Joseph Conrad. When he returned to Britain he moved to London in 1924 and began working in a number of jobs before settling as a journalist, writing bleak, spare novels based on his experiences in the meantime.

His second novel, Boy, was praised by William Faulkner amongst others, but was suppressed for 'obscenity'. This led to a famous court case which Hanley lost. The novel was not republished until 1982 (in a Horizon Press edition). The first unexpurgated edition appeared in 1990, published by Andre Deutsch with an introduction by Anthony Burgess.

Partly as a result of the libel case, Hanley moved to Wales, where he began The Furys, a sequence of novels about working-class life in the twentieth century. This was highly praised by John Cowper Powys, with whom Hanley had become friends (Hanley later wrote a monograph on Powys' work).

During the war, Hanley moved back to London to experience the worst of the blitz: this led to his novel No Directions (which was published with an introduction by Henry Miller). He moved back to Wales and finished The Furys in 1956. In the 1960s he concentrated on writing critically acclaimed plays for TV and radio. However he returned to the novel form in the 1970s, writing works including A Woman in the Sky and The Kingdom, which some of his admirers see as being amongst his best. Due to his bleak subject matter and occasional use of experimental techniques, Hanley never had much commercial success, but he has always had critical acclaim.

Chinese Horoscope for James Hanley
Includes characteristics and Vices
James Hanley's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 19, 1901 - February 07, 1902
Birthday: September 3, 1901

The Ox is a Yin,
and is the Second sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Strength of Purpose

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

James Hanley's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: September 3, 1901

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

James Hanley's Growth Tarot Card The Sun

Birthday: September 3, 2023

Cheerfulness, prosperity, energy and optimism.




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