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Conversations with William Kennedy

Published by University Press of Mississippi
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Title: Conversations with William Kennedy

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback

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Paperback. 296 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.To read these interviews given between 1969 and 1996 is to gain insights into William Kennedys high seriousness in pursuing the craft of fiction and to witness the artistic growth of this remarkable writer. The twenty-four interviews in this collection reveal how the opportunities and challenges in Kennedys writing life parallel those other contemporary writers have faced in the last years of the century. The high drama of imagined worlds, he says, becomes a Rosetta Stone, the key that unlocks the very real mysteries and complexities of our daily lives. Youre inventing out of a confluence of known facts and random ideas, he says about the process of writing, juxtaposing reality and abstractions, and then wham! Youve got something brand new in your head, and on the page. Youre functioning on a plane of existence you didnt know was possible. Thats creation, and its profound pleasure. Its what you live for. Readers of these interviews will be privy to another process as well, the arduous but exciting process by which Kennedy has emerged as a major voice in contemporary letters. His meteoric rise to fame in 1983 and his continuing popularity since are the stuff of drama and folklore. In that year his novel Ironweed, rejected earlier by thirteen publishers, was finally published by Viking. It earned him a MacArthur Award, the New York Book Critics Circle Award, and a Pulitzer Prize. Governor Mario Cuomo honored him with the New York State Governors Arts Award and declared that in Kennedy Albany had found its Homer. Hollywood came calling and secured screen rights to Ironweed, Legs, and Billy Phelans Greatest Game. With Francis Ford Coppola, Kennedy co-wrote the screenplay of The Cotton Club. The career that lifted off with such dramatic momentum has shown no signs of flagging. With steady regularity, Kennedy continues to add to his Albany Cycle of novels, as he experiments boldly with the craft of fiction. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781617037061

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