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Bootlegger of the soul : the literary legacy of William Kennedy /

Title
Bootlegger of the soul : the literary legacy of William Kennedy / edited by Suzanne Lance & Paul Grondahl.
Publication
Albany : Excelsior Editions, an imprint of State University of New York Press, [2018]

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Additional Authors
  • Lance, Suzanne,
  • Grondahl, Paul, 1959-
  • Kennedy, William, 1928-
Description
xiv, 393 pages; 24 cm.
Series Statement
Excelsior editions
Uniform Title
Excelsior editions.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Foreword: conjuring ghosts with William Kennedy -- The sudden fame of William Kennedy / Margaret Croyden -- O Albany! O Kennedy! / Doris Grumbach -- William Kennedy: interview / Edward Schwarzschild -- Human capital: O Albany! pays homage to the hard-to-love city that is the greatest hero of Kennedy's novels / Stefan Beck -- Violent places: on ghosts, bums, and redemption in Ironweed / Robert Towers -- The literary brilliance of the opening of Ironweed / Donald Newlove -- Rattling great yarn: Quinn's book / Fintan O'Toole -- Family values: William Kennedy's Very Old Bones / Thomas R. Edwards -- Bootlegger of the soul: an introduction to Roscoe / Colum McCann -- O Albany! Roscoe and the triumph of Kennedy's Albany Cycle / Thomas Flanagan -- World premiere of Roscoe: American opera at its finest / Anthony P. Radford -- Jam Session: a review of Changó's Beads and Two-tone Shoes / John Sayles -- An interview with William Kennedy: from novelist to screenwriter / William Patrick -- Why it took so long -- Reinventing Albany in fiction: notes from a native son -- Learning from Faulkner: the obituary of fear -- Gifts from Joyce -- Saul Bellow in memoriam (1915-2005): a great insistent gift -- A nonpareil force field: a tribute to Norman Mailer -- A box of books: an exchange, on matters literary and postal, with Hunter S. Thompson -- The Secrets of Creative Love: A Short Story -- In the system: a technology play -- William Kennedy as journalist: springboard to novelist / Douglas Brinkley -- Edward and Katrina Daugherty: a match made in Albany, not in heaven / Vivian Valvano Lynch -- The snows of reduction: representing homelessness in Ironweed / Benedict Giamo -- A magical time in Albany / Christian Michener -- The cyclical impulse of the Flaming corsage / Michael Patrick Gillespie -- Courtesans, stars, wives, and vixens: the many faces of female power in Kennedy's novels / Neila C. Seshachari.
Call Number
JFE 18-9989
ISBN
  • 9781438473314
  • 1438473311
LCCN
  • 2018018755
  • 40028478273
OCLC
1050155660
Title
Bootlegger of the soul : the literary legacy of William Kennedy / edited by Suzanne Lance & Paul Grondahl.
Publisher
Albany : Excelsior Editions, an imprint of State University of New York Press, [2018]
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Excelsior editions
Excelsior editions.
Summary
"Bootlegger of the Soul offers a fresh and authoritative overview of the acclaimed literary career of the award-winning novelist William Kennedy. Often cited as one of the foremost authors of his generation, Kennedy is perhaps best known for his Albany Cycle, a series of novels that put Albany on the world's literary map along with James Joyce's Dublin, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Macondo, and William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County. Bringing together reviews, interviews, and scholarly essays, as well as essays, speeches, two plays, and a short story by the author himself, this collection assesses for the first time in one volume the full sweep of Kennedy's long literary career and his astonishing trajectory from journalist to struggling novelist to Pulitzer Prize winner. Lively, readable, and brimming with the infectious wit and lyrical prose that animates Kennedy's novels, Bootlegger of the Soul is a celebration of a writer still working hard at his craft at age ninety"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Added Author
Lance, Suzanne, editor.
Grondahl, Paul, 1959- editor.
Container of (expression): Kennedy, William, 1928- Works. Selections.
Other Standard Identifier
40028478273
Research Call Number
JFE 18-9989
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