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The Resource Ironweed, William Kennedy

Ironweed, William Kennedy

Label
Ironweed
Title
Ironweed
Statement of responsibility
William Kennedy
Title variation
Iron weed
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This tale, set during the Depression, tells about Francis Phelan and other inhabitants of skid row in Albany, New York. Ironweed, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is the best-known of William Kennedy's three Albany-based novels. Francis Phelan, ex-ballplayer, part-time gravedigger, full-time drunk, has hit bottom. Years ago he left Albany in a hurry after killing a scab during a trolley workers' strike; he ran away again after accidentally - and fatally - dropping his infant son. Now, in 1938, Francis is back in town, roaming the old familiar streets with his hobo pal, Helen, trying to make peace with the ghosts of the past and the present. Chronicles the final wanderings of a one-time ballplayer turned down-and-out murderer
Member of
Summary
In the sequel to <I>Billy Phelan's Greatest Game</I>, Francis Phelan, an old hobo, comes home to Albany, New York, during the Depression
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1983.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1984.
Awards note
Winner of The Pulitzer Prize.
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037837
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Albany cycle
Series volume
0003
Target audience
adult
Label
Ironweed, William Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780140070200
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
83013470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)9830802
Label
Ironweed, William Kennedy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780140070200
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
83013470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)9830802

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