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The Resource Birdy, by William Wharton

Birdy, by William Wharton

Label
Birdy
Title
Birdy
Statement of responsibility
by William Wharton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An inventive, hypnotic novel about friendship and family, love and war, madness and beauty, and, above all, "birdness." Wharton crafts an unforgettable tale--one that suggests another notion of sanity in a world that is manifestly insane. Birdy is obsessed with birds beginning with pigeons and moving onto canaries, until finally his only friend, a tough Sicilian, has to go to a Veteran's hospital to coax him back from an organized madness in which he had become a bird
Summary
Birdy, fascinated with birds since early childhood, concentrates all his energies on his passion for flight, becoming an obsessed teen-age Leonardo, building models, exercising to strengthen his "wing" muscles, and, in his dreams, falling in love with one of his birds
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Awards note
National Book Award, First Novel, 1980.
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061954
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wharton, William
Dewey number
813/.5/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ4.W5377
  • PS3573.H32
LC item number
  • Bi 1979
  • B57 1979
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Male friendship
  • Teenage boys
  • War
  • Military hospitals
  • Prisons
  • Mental illness
  • Birds
  • United States
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Birds
  • Male friendship
  • Mental illness
  • Military hospitals
  • Prisons
  • Teenage boys
  • War
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Birdy, by William Wharton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm03558605
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9780394425696
Lccn
77028023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)3558605
Label
Birdy, by William Wharton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm03558605
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9780394425696
Lccn
77028023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)3558605

Library Locations

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