William Kennedy Papers, 1926-2003.


Kennedy, William, 1928-. William Kennedy Papers, 1926-2003.

William Kennedy Papers, 1926-2003.

The William Kennedy Papers document nearly a half century of research, writing and publishing efforts of the internationally recognized, Pulitzer prize winning author, playwright, essayist, journalist, script writer, professor and champion of the arts. Born and raised in Albany, New York, Kennedy's novels and nonfiction works frequently evoke a strong sense of place in the state capital, centering upon the city, its history, and its people in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection features records related to all of Kennedy's fiction and nonfiction books through 2002 plus essays and newspaper articles from the Albany Times-Union. All files chronicle Kennedy's meticulous research, writing, publishing and promotion processes, and feature proposals, numerous drafts with edits, rewrites, galleys, page proofs, correspondence, reviews, and interviews. The Kennedy Papers chart the transformation of his novels to film. Relevant papers including working drafts, shooting scripts, looping and line scripts, production notes, call sheets, shooting schedules, and cast lists. Kennedy's correspondence files demonstrate his significant role in late twentieth and early twenty-first century American literature. Letters detail his close friendships with fellow authors, most notably mentor Saul Bellow and Hunter S. Thompson, as well as John Cheever, Frank McCourt, Joyce Carol Oates, and Philip Roth.

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