AN Albany Trio by William Kennedy

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Now together in one volume, here are three early works from critically acclaimed author William Kennedy's Albany Cycle: LEGS, BILLY PHELAN'S GREATEST GAME and the Pulitzer Prize-winning IRONWEED. "Vivd characterization, dead-on dialogue and brilliantly imagined scenes . . . "THE NEW YORKER's review of recent Kennedy novel, THE FLAMING CORSAGE

About William Kennedy

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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.
Published July 1, 1996 by Penguin Books. 624 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Three early novels from Kennedy's Albany Cycle (Legs; Billy Phelan's Greatest Game and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed) are published in one volume, in conjunction with the Cycle's sixth installme

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