O Albany!: Improbable City of Political Wizards, Fearless Ethnics, Spectacular Aristocrats, Splendid Nobodies, and Underrated Scoundrels

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Viking Press, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 402 pages
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An historical profile of the capital of New York documents the neighborhoods, ethicity, culture, society, and colorful people of Albany

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For many William Kennedy is considered almost a mythical author, who has been able to bring history alive through his books like Ironweed and O Albany! While I too have greatly enjoyed his books, he ... Read full review

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Couldn't finish it.The beginning was good,but then i totally lost interest. Read full review

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William Kennedy
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Politics and reality in fiction Roscoe by William Kennedy
Roscoe is William Kennedy's seventh novel about the people of Albany, New York State's capital. It recounts the life of a Democratic Party boss in the ...
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William Kennedy Author William Kennedy (born 1928) rose from literary obscurity to national renown following the publication of his 1983 novel
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About the author (1983)

William Kennedy worked as a journalist on newspapers and magazines before he began a career as a novelist. Kennedy's novels, which are all centered around his home city of Albany, New York, include The Ink Truck, Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, Quinn's Book, Very Old Bones, and The Flaming Corsage. Kennedy's celebrated 1983 novel, Ironweed, has won great acclaim over the years, and has earned a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and a PEN-Faulkner Award. In addition to writing novels, Kennedy co-authored the screenplay for The Cotton Club with Francis Coppola in 1984 and wrote the screenplay for Ironweed in 1987. Kennedy and his son, Brendan, co-authored two children's books, Charlie Malarkey and the Belly Button Machine and Charlie Malarkey and the Singing Moose. William Kennedy is the founder and director of the New York State Writers Institute, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a onetime editor of the San Juan Star and a former writing teacher at Cornell University. He is now a professor in the English department of the University at Albany.

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