Ironweed is a 1983 novel by William Kennedy. It received the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and is the third book in Kennedy's Albany Cycle. It placed at number ninety-two on the Modern Library list of the 100 Best Novels written in English in the 20th Century and is also included in the... read more
“...the freshly dead sent up the smell of sweet putrescence, the incense of unearned mortality and interrupted dreams.”
“'A little kid's somethin' that ain't a bum or a whore.'”Francis
“'Swells and bums, there ain't no difference,' Francis said. 'Except swells like to look like swells,' Oscar said, 'and bums like to look like bums. Am I right?''You're a smart fella,' Francis said.”
“But she is... all right, yes, she is... a girl enveloped by private confusion, for she feels the rising of joy and sorrow simultaneously and she cannot say whether one or the other will take her over during the next few moments.”
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