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Saroyan, William 1908-1981

Overview
Works: 1,864 works in 4,080 publications in 13 languages and 74,437 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Short stories, American  Drama  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Editor, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Librettist, Lyricist, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Illustrator, Signer, Correspondent, Performer, Interviewee, Collector, Author of dialog, Collaborator
Classifications: PS3537.A826, 813.52
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Most widely held works by William Saroyan
My name is Aram by William Saroyan ( Book )
108 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shares stories of childhood as seen through the eyes of a young Armenian boy in Fresno, California
The human comedy by William Saroyan ( Book )
166 editions published between 1930 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley. The time is World War II. The family is the Macauley's -- a mother, sister, and three brothers whose struggles and dreams reflect those of America's second-generation immigrants. In particular, fourteen-year-old Homer, determined to become one of the fastest telegraph messengers in the West, finds himself caught between reality and illusion as delivering his messages of wartime death, love, and money brings him face-to-face with human emotion at its most naked and raw. Gentle, poignant and richly autobiographical, this delightful novel shows us the boy becoming the man in a world that even in the midst of war, appears sweeter, safer and more livable than out own
The daring young man on the flying trapeze, and other stories by William Saroyan ( Book )
75 editions published between 1934 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"William Saroyan's debut collection of stories made a tremendous splash in the literary world, adding an author in love with his own madcap sincerity to a pantheon full of serious-minded modernists. Saroyan, who won (and then refused) the Pulitzer Prize for his play The Time of Your Life, always wrote about humanity, and always on a human scale. He was also one of the first American writers of this century to focus so much attention on immigrant communities. The protagonists sailing about The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze are often Armenian, Jewish, Chinese, Polish, African, or Irish; and all are treated with what The San Francisco Chronicle called "the old Saroyan luminousness, which is to say with an insight as fresh as that of an unusually perceptive child.""--BOOK JACKET
The William Saroyan reader by William Saroyan ( Book )
16 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the most complete and generous sampling of the first half of an indispensable American writer's career
Three plays by William Saroyan ( Book )
18 editions published between 1939 and 1944 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My name is Saroyan by William Saroyan ( Book )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time of your life by William Saroyan ( Book )
40 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A programme text edition published in conjunction with the Finborough Theatre to coincide with the centenary of the birth of William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life runs from 26 November - 20 December. 'In the time of our life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it' The Time of Your Life, a rich tapestry of human life, peopled by a profusion of wistful dreamers, pining lonely hearts, and beer-hall-philosophers, is a twentieth century American masterpiece. The Time of Your Life was
One day in the afternoon of the world by William Saroyan ( Book )
19 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hectic week in the life of a popular writer, down on his luck, who returns to New York to sell his plays and to meet again with his ex-wife and children
Madness in the family by William Saroyan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories that were originally published in the 1960s and 1970s in The New Yorker, Atlantic monthly, and Harper's
The adventures of Wesley Jackson by William Saroyan ( Book )
29 editions published between 1942 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of army life in the World War
The cave dwellers; a play by William Saroyan ( Book )
24 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comic-tragic fantasy with a setting in New York
Rock Wagram, a novel by William Saroyan ( Book )
28 editions published between 1923 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The saga of a Fresno bartender who becomes a movie actor and encounters romantic disappointment
I used to believe I had forever, now I'm not so sure by William Saroyan ( Book )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mama, I love you by William Saroyan ( Book )
19 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life, family relations, and the theatrical world, as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old child actress
Boys and girls together by William Saroyan ( Book )
9 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrait of a writer who likes to gamble, loves his two children and tries to understand his frivolous young wife
Dear baby by William Saroyan ( Book )
28 editions published between 1939 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short drive, sweet chariot by William Saroyan ( Book )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Observations and reflections by the author on a coast-to-coast trip in his 1941 Lincoln limousine during the summer of 1963
My heart's in the Highlands : a play by William Saroyan ( Book )
14 editions published between 1939 and 1968 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Successfully produced by the Group Theatre in New York City. In Fresno, California, lives a poet who kneels on a stool to write his poems on the head of a barrel, his son turns handsprings outside and wheedles bread and cheese from a stylized grocer. And an old, old man who is an actor and a trumpeter comes to live with them for a while and plays sweet old songs on his horn while the people of Fresno gather around. But the poet's poems come back from the "Atlantic Monthly" and the old man dies, rambling through Shakespeare. The boy is the center of this. He is a gay, ingenious lad and through him the author now and then wonders about life; or hints at wonderment. He hints, too, of war and of love and of the place of money and art in the world. This is a play filled with affection for small people, for the innocents of this world who long dimly for a beauty they but vaguely understand"--Publisher's website
The Saroyan special : selected short stories by William Saroyan ( Book )
13 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters from 74 rue Taitbout; or, Don't go, but if you must, say hello to everybody by William Saroyan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Carōyan̲, Villiyam, 1908-1981
Sārāyān, Vīliyām, 1908-1981
Sārāyān, Wilyām, 1908-1981
Saroân, Vil'âm.
Sarohan, Vilyam, 1908-1981
Saroi︠a︡n, Uilʹi︠a︡m, 1908-1981
Saroi︠a︡n, Vilʹi︠a︡m, 1908-1981
Saroian, Vilyam, 1908-1981
Sarojan, Uilʹjam 1908-1981
Sarojan, Uil'jem, 1908-1981
Sarojan, Viliem
Sarojan, Vilʹjam 1908-1981
Sarojan, Viljem
Sarojan, W., 1908-1981
Sarojans, Viljams, 1908-1981
Saroyan
Saroyan, V. 1908-1981
Saroyan, Vilyam, 1908-1981
Saroyan, W. 1908-1981
Saroyan, W. (William), 1908-1981
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Saroyean Owileëm 1908-1981
Saroyean, Uileěm, 1908-1981
Saroyean, Uiliěm, 1908-1981
Sārūyān, Wilyam, 1908-1981
Сароян, Вильям, 1908-1981
Сароян, Уильям, 1908-1981
Սարոյան Վիլյամ 1908-1981
Սարոյեան Ուիլեըմ 1908-1981
סארויאן, ויליאם, 1908־
סארויאן, ויליאם, 1908-1981
סרוין, וילים
סרוין, וילים, 1908-1981
ساروبان، وليام، 1908-1981
سارويان، وليام، 1908-1981
وليم سارويان، 1908-1981
サロイアン
サロイアン, ウイリアム
サロイヤン, ウィリアム
サローヤン, ウィリアム
サローヤン, ウイリアム
Languages
English (689)
German (28)
Russian (6)
Armenian (4)
Danish (3)
Hebrew (3)
Dutch (3)
Japanese (2)
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French (1)
Swedish (1)
Korean (1)
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