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O' ALBANY!

Kennedy, William.

ISBN 10: 067052087X / ISBN 13: 9780670520879
Published by VIKING. NY 1983, 1983
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Near fine in a Nf. dj. (Couple of corners moderately bumped. 1/2"- inch tear at head of front cover. A few smaller tears & edge nicks). Bookseller Inventory # 3488

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Title: O' ALBANY!

Publisher: VIKING. NY 1983

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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An historical profile of the capital of New York documents the neighborhoods, ethicity, culture, society, and colorful people of Albany

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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