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The Resource Ironweed : a novel, by William Kennedy

Ironweed : a novel, by William Kennedy

Label
Ironweed : a novel
Title
Ironweed
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by William Kennedy
Title variation
Iron weed
Creator
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1983.
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1984.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, Fiction, 1984.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
037837
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, William
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.E428
LC item number
I7 1983
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
PS3561.E428
NLM item number
I7 1983
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Albany cycle
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Albany (N.Y.)
  • Families
  • New York (State)
Label
Ironweed : a novel, by William Kennedy
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
ocm08709244
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780670401765
Lccn
82040370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)8709244
Label
Ironweed : a novel, by William Kennedy
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
ocm08709244
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9780670401765
Lccn
82040370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)8709244

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