Ironweed
NY, Viking, (1983). The uncorrected proof copy of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, the third title in his Albany sequence. Signed by the author. Near fine in wrappers, with a two-page letter from the publisher to a reviewer at the Chicago Tribune laid in, appending a copy of a blurb by Doris Grumbach. Ironweed was the basis for the award-winning 1987 Hector Babenco film, for which Kennedy wrote the screenplay. It starred Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep, both of whom earned Oscar nominations for their performances. A nice copy of a scarce issue of the book that may stand as Kennedy's magnum opus: in addition to the Pulitzer, it was listed as one of the Modern Library's 100 great novels of the 20th century. [#032622] $450

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