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Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (Inscribed Association Copy) by  William Kennedy - Signed First Edition - 1978 - from Derringer Books (SKU: 28367)

Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (Inscribed Association Copy)

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Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (Inscribed Association Copy)

by Kennedy, William

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New York: Viking Press, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. First edition of the second book in Kennedy's Albany trilogy of novels. A handsome near fine copy in lightly worn dustwrapper. 282 pp. This copy comes from the library of book editor Peggy Brooks and is INSCRIBED to her by Kennedy " For Peggy Brooks, The earliest enthusiat for Billy Phelan, & a terrific editor, Fondly, Bill Kennedy" Terrific association copy.


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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Billy Phelan's Greatest Game (Inscribed Association Copy)
Kennedy, William
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Viking Press
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Literature, Inscribed Association
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Association copy
An association copy is a copy of a book which has been signed and inscribed by the author for a personal friend,...[more]
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A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
First Edition
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