978-0-14-095284-1 / 9780140952841

The Albany Novels: Three Books


Publisher:Penguin Books



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As new, still in shrink-wrap, boxed collection of stories including the author's Pulitzer Prize winner. From box:"Legs/Billy Phelan's Greatest Game and the Pulitzer Prize winner/ Ironweed." Previous seller's two price labels remain, one on bottom the other on one of the sides. Illustration by Slocum is a collage of buildings and men. Three volume boxed set. Slight separation of shrink wrap along one side. About the Author:"William Kennedy, author, screenwriter and playwright, was born and raised in Albany, New York. Kennedy brought his native city to literary life in many of his works. The Albany cycle, includes "Legs," "Billy Phelan's Greatest Game," and the Pulitzer Prize winning "Ironweed." The versatile Kennedy wrote the screenplay for Ironweed, the play Grand View, and cowrote the screenplay for the The Cotton Club with Francis Ford Coppola. Kennedy also wrote the nonfiction O Albany! and Riding the Yellow Trolley Car. Some of the other works he is known for include Roscoe and Very Old Bones. Kennedy is a professor in the English department at the State University of New York at Albany. He is the founding director of the New York State Writers Institute and, in 1993, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received numerous literary awards, including the Literary Lions Award from the New York Public Library, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Governor's Arts Award. Kennedy was also named Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in France and a member of the board of directors of the New York State Council for the Humanities."

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