Jones, James

Jones, James,

1921–77, American novelist, b. Robinson, Ill. Written in the tradition of naturalismnaturalism,
in literature, an approach that proceeds from an analysis of reality in terms of natural forces, e.g., heredity, environment, physical drives. The chief literary theorist on naturalism was Émile Zola, who said in his essay Le Roman expérimental
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, his novels often celebrate the endurance of man. From Here to Eternity (1951), his best-known work and the first of a trilogy, is a powerful story of army life in Hawaii immediately before the attack on Pearl Harbor; The Thin Red Line (1962) and Whistle (1978) complete the series. His other novels include Some Came Running (1957) and A Touch of Danger (1973). Viet Journal (1974) is an account of his trip to Vietnam.


See biography by F. MacShane (1985); study by J. R. Giles (1981).

Jones, James


Born Nov. 6, 1921, in Robinson, 111. American writer. Served in the US Army in World War II.

Jones became famous for his antimilitaristic novel From Here to Eternity (1951; Russian translation, From Here and Into Eternity, 1969). Jones’ novel Some Came Running (1957) tells about front-line soldiers who return after the war alienated from their bourgeois surroundings. In Jones’ style, which was influenced by the prose of E. Hemingway and the soldier poetry of R. Kipling, the naturalistic element predominates.


The Pistol. New York, 1959.
Go to the Widow-maker. New York, 1967.
The Ice-cream Headache and Other Stories. New York, 1968.


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Jones, James

(1921–77) writer; born in Robinson, Ill. He served as an enlisted man in the U.S. Army (1939–44), at one point attending the University of Hawaii (1942); after the war he attended New York University (1945). His first novel, From Here to Eternity (1951), won over both readers and critics by its sheer narrative force—and was also made into a popular movie (1953)—but his subsequent work, with the exception of The Thin Red Line (1962), was not that well received in literary circles. He lived his later years in Paris, France, and Sagaponack, N.Y.
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Back row, from left: Dave Williams, Martin Stefanov, Harry Dunkerley, George Jones, James Pyper, Ben Paul, Ant McGuinness.
Ospreys: Dafydd Howells; Tom Grabham, Joe Thomas, Jonathan Spratt; Tom O'Flaherty; Luke Price, Matthew Aubrey; Gareth Thomas, Scott Otten, Rhodri Jones, James Ratti, Rory Thornton, Rob McCusker (capt), Joe Tomalin-Reeves, Dan Baker.
Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood, pictured with Harry, is the first guest and future celebrities include James Corden, Ruth Jones, James Nesbitt, Karl Pilkington and Lee Mack.
The 42 members of the class of 2016 include Vincent Austin, Conor Barber, Lawson Brown, James Brummett, Abigail Cauthon, Christopher Deck, Gabriel Dickson, Caroline Feig, Zackery Flanagan, Lily Fleming, Daniel Gayosso, Etasha Golden, Nicholas Grant-Grierson, Alexis Heasley, Daniel Hornych, Hannah Houck, Gregory Jones, Ira Jones, James King, Eric Land, Michaela Lee, Sierra Lundy, Clover McCabe-Delap, Lacey McDaniel Brittany Monroe, Michael Mordecai, Wyatt Norwood, Elijah Nunez, Devontae Otness, Forrest Rosser, Jacqueline Shepherd, Eston Smith, Wesley Smith, Wei Su, Zoe Thomas, Dyllan Thompson, Jordan Town, Chance Tyler, Brilea Wages, Holland Wells, Casey Wittmier and Ryann Wylie.
Goalkeeper Glyn Garner, Gethin Jones, James Bloom, Ian Traylor, Kayne McLaggon and Corey Jenkins are all looking for a return to the starting line-up.
Hannah Jones, James Weir, William Clarke, Mark Povey, Emma Hughes, Alex Lane
Glasgow responded with tries from Lee Jones, James Eddie and Mark Bennett, with Ruaridh Jackson converting one and Finn Russell twice converting and adding two penalties.
At Hawcoat Park - Ian Booth (Lower Hopton) v Baz Lowden, Thomas Hanson (Pudsey) v John Reilly, Richard Stockdale (Eccleshill) v Tony Whitehouse, Nathan Webster (Alverthorpe) v Martin Barrow, John Wilcox (Crossgates) v Graham Rigg, Chris Mordue (Pudsey) v Simon Perry, Kieren Smith (Crossgates) v Darren Woodend, Nicky White (Thongsbridge) v Gareth Jones, James Davison (Thongsbridge, c) v Dave Kent, Andy Farmer (Thongsbridge) v Andy Armstrong, James Wilcox (Crossgates) v Gary Thompson, Liam Griffin (Pudsey BC) v Billy Harding.
the men, all from south Wales and aged between 24 and 44, are Nicholas Paul southgate, Robert Paul Jenkins, david lyndon Jenkins, Ryan thomas, steven Jones, James Farrell, Joshua davies and adam gregory.
Brought to book: Author Steve Cole with West House School pupils, from left, Matthew Jones, James Cuthbert, Ryan Cunningham-Amos, Camran Rai-Watson, Nikhil Mediratta and Harris Nazir.
He leaves his wife Marilyn (Zagwyn) Jones; one son, Thomas Jones; three step-sons, Mark Grant, Timmy Grant, Wayne Grant; his father, Clyde Jones of Oxford and mother Margaret Hicks of Charlton; four brothers, Robert Jones, James Jones, Steven Jones, Chris Jones; one sister, Karen McIntire; 2 step-brothers, Paul and Doug Alward; and many nieces, nephews and 2 grandchildren.