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Ironweed is a 1983 novel by William Kennedy. Part of Kennedy's "Albany Cycle" of novels, Ironweed tells the story of an alcoholic, wandering man and woman during the Great Depression. The novel received the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Image File history File links Ironweed book cover This image is a book cover. ... Image File history File links Ironweed book cover This image is a book cover. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Kennedy (born January 16, 1928) is an American writer whose novels, many of which feature the interaction of members of the fictional Phelan family, are based in local history and the supernatural. ... The Great Depression was a massive global economic recession (or depression) that ran from 1929 to 1941. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction has been awarded since 1948 for distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life. ...


A film version was adapted by Kennedy in 1987 from his novel. It was directed by Hector Babenco. It stars Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe, Diane Venora, Fred Gwynne, Tom Waits and Nathan Lane. 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Héctor Eduardo Babenco is a Brazilian director, screenwriter, producer and actor. ... Jack Nicholson John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is a highly successful, iconic American method actor. ... Streep in Silkwood (1983) Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress who has received numerous accolades for her work in movies and television and who, from the 1980s to the present day, has been regarded as one of the best in her field. ... Carroll Baker (Karolina Piekarski) (born May 28, 1931) is a Polish-American actress. ... Michael OKeefe (born April 24, 1955, Mount Vernon, New York) is an American film and television actor. ... Diane Venora (born August 10, 1952) is an American stage television and film actress. ... Frederick Hubbard Gwynne (July 10, 1926 – July 2, 1993) was a 6 ft 5 in (1. ... Tom Waits Tom Waits (born Thomas Alan Waits on December 7, 1949 in Pomona, California) is an American singer-songwriter, composer and actor. ... Nathan Lane (born February 3, 1956) is a contemporary American actor of the stage and screen. ...


The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nicholson) and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Streep). Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...

Preceded by:
The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
(1983 winner)
Pulitzer Prize Winners for Fiction Succeeded by:
Foreign Affairs
by Alison Lurie
(1985 winner)

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Ironweed - encyclopedia article about Ironweed. (1798 words)
Ironweed is a 1983 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar.
Part of Kennedy's "Albany Cycle" of novels, Ironweed tells the story of an alcoholic, wandering man and woman during the Great Depression Great Depression was a massive global economic recession (or "depression") that ran from 1929 to approximately 1939.
Everything was as it should be: the strong smell of sunflowers and ironweed in the dew, the clear blue and gold of the sky, the evening star, the purr of the milk into the pails, the grunts and squeals of the pigs fighting over their supper.
New York Ironweed (295 words)
Ironweed is a common name often given to a many different weeds, however it is most correctly given to those members of the Vernonia genus.
The ironweeds are primarily weeds of pastures, hay fields, and roadsides and are distributed throughout most of the southeastern United States.
Several other related ironweed species may be found in similar habitats, and these are primarily distinguished by the presence or absence of basal leaves, the width of the stem leaves, and the presence or absence of toothed leaf margins.
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