- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (February 7, 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140070206
- ISBN-13: 978-0140070200
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 104 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #516,319 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ironweed: A Novel Paperback – February 7, 1984
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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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Like the protaganist, my brother doesn't have to be homeless. But the requirements of the straight life are just too much.
Why would anyone choose this? How can my brother prefer sleeping outside in the cold, being dirty and hungry? He had a good job, was a homeowner, a husband, is still a father and grandfather.
William Kennedy has given me a clue. I'll never really get it, but Ironweed got me closer.
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