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The Resource Birdy, William Wharton

Birdy, William Wharton

Label
Birdy
Title
Birdy
Statement of responsibility
William Wharton
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary story of war and friendship from one of America's most revered authors of the 20th Century. Two teenagers form an unlikely friendship in pre-War Philadelphia. Al is obsessed with lifting weights, looking good and chasing girls. Birdy is obsessed with flight. Birdy's passion becomes all-encompassing. Birdy wants to fly. A few years later these young men find themselves emotionally and physically scarred by Word War Two. Al is called to an army psychiatric hospital to help the doctors there treat his friend, who he finds squatting on the floor of his cell and acting like a bird. This haunting and brilliant novel has electrified readers the world over. It has truly become a modern classic
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wharton, William
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Male friendship
  • Teenage boys
  • War
  • Military hospitals
  • Prisons
  • United States
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Birdy, William Wharton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1979
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000050067023
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780007457984
Lccn
91050020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)800851598
Label
Birdy, William Wharton
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1979
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000050067023
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Contemporaries ed.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780007457984
Lccn
91050020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)800851598

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