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Saroyan, William 1908-1981

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The human comedy by William Saroyan( Book )

439 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 27 languages and held by 2,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley. The time is World War II. The family is the Macauleys - 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 the fastest telegraph messenger 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
The daring young man on the flying trapeze, and other stories by William Saroyan( Book )

121 editions published between 1934 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,639 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.""--Jacket
A treasury of short stories : favorites of the past hundred years from Turgenev to Thurber, from Balzac to Hemingway ; with biographical sketches of the authors by Bernardine Kielty( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Ivan IIyich; a day in the country, two little soldiers; Quattrocentisteria; the secret sharer; the pace of youth; the coming-out of Maggie; the voice in the night; the old hunter; the doll's house; Babylon Revistied; a telephone call
The William Saroyan reader by William Saroyan( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most complete and generous sampling of the first half of an indispensable American writer's career
The time of your life by William Saroyan( Book )

62 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assorted customers of a small saloon in the big city (San Francisco) are a passing parade, relating their problems and accomplishments, their joy and sorrow to Joe, "whose hobby is people"
My name is Aram by William Saroyan( Book )

183 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Saroyan's most celebrated work of short fiction- a boy's view of the American Dream. Aram Garoghlanian was a Californian, born in Fresno on the other side of the Southern Pacific tracks. But he was also part of a large, sprawling family of immigrant Armenians--a whole tribe of eccentric uncles, brawling cousins, and gentle women. Through these unforgettable, often hilarious characters Aram comes to understand life, courage, and the power of dreams. Whether it is fierce Uncle Khosrove who yells "Pay no attention to it" in any situation, Uncle Melik, who tries to grow pomegranate trees in the desert, or angelic-looking Cousin Arak who gets Arma into classroom scrapes, Aram's visions are shaped and colored by this tum-of-the-century clan. Like Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, William Saroyan's brilliant short stories in My Name Is Aram work together to create a picture of a time, a place, and a boy's world-a truly classic account of an impoverished family newly arrived in America-rich in matters of the heart
My name is Saroyan by William Saroyan( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary drama : eleven plays, American, English, European by Ernest Bradlee Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
The adventures of Wesley Jackson by William Saroyan( Book )

71 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of army life in the World War
One day in the afternoon of the world by William Saroyan( Book )

29 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 840 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 )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and held by 838 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
Rock Wagram, a novel by William Saroyan( Book )

57 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of a Fresno bartender who becomes a movie actor and encounters romantic disappointment
Boys and girls together by William Saroyan( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a writer who likes to gamble, loves his two children and tries to understand his frivolous young wife
I used to believe I had forever, now I'm not so sure by William Saroyan( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of 52 short stories, short plays, essays, and poems
Dear baby by William Saroyan( Book )

34 editions published between 1939 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cave dwellers; a play by William Saroyan( Book )

22 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic-tragic fantasy with a setting in New York
Three plays by William Saroyan( Book )

26 editions published between 1940 and 1946 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here comes, there goes, you know who by William Saroyan( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal memoirs of his childhood and youth with a disillusioned glance at his present life, his tax troubles, his obsessive gambling, and his humor turned sour
Not dying by William Saroyan( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoárová kniha amerického autora, napsaná ve Francii. Poetické kapitoly bez zjevné fabule vyprávějí sice bezprostředně o pitkách, hazardních hrách, dostizích, o autorových dětech, ale v podtextu a mnohdy otevřeně o smysluspisovatelova života a práce, a to s humorem i se smutkem, za stálého vědomí nutnosti smrti, záznamy drobných příhod, vzpomínky i úvahy vedou autora k optimistické víře v možnost "přelstít" a tím i přežít vlastní smrt
Places where I've done time by William Saroyan( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-eight stories from boyhood in Fresno to 'his years as a famous writer and world traveler
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The human comedy
Alternative Names
Carōyan̲, Villiyam 1908-1981

Sārāyān, Vīliyām 1908-1981

Sārāyān, Wilyām 1908-1981

Saroân, Uil'âm

Saroân, Vil'âm.

Sarohan, Vilyam 1908-1981

Saroi︠a︡n, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1908-1981

Saroi︠a︡n, Vilʹi︠a︡m

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, V. 1908-1981

Saroyan Vilyam 1908-1981

Saroyan, Vilyan, 1908-1981

Saroyan, W 1908-1981

Saroyan, W. 1908-1981 (William)

Saroyan, W. (William), 1908-1981

Saroyan William

Saroyean Owileëm 1908-1981

Saroyean, Uileěm 1908-1981

Saroyean, Uiliěm 1908-1981

Sarroyan William 1908-1981

Sārūyān, Wilyam 1908-1981

Uilyam Saroyan

Vilijam Sarojan

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Ουίλιαμ Σαρογιάν

Вилијам Саројан

Вільям Сароян

Сароян, Вильям

Сароян, Вильям 1908-1981

Сароян, Уильям 1908-1981

Сароян, Уильям американский писатель

Уильям Сароян

Уилям Сароян

Սարոյան Վիլյամ 1908-1981

Սարոյեան Ուիլեըմ 1908-1981

Վիլյամ Սարոյան

Վիլյամ Սարոյան հայ վիպագիր, դրամատուրգ, բանաստեղծ, գրող, սցենարիստ

ויליאם סארויאן

ויליאם סארויאן סופר אמריקאי

סארויאן, וויליאם

סארויאן, ויליאם 1908־

סארויאן, ויליאם 1908-1981

סרויאן, ויליאם 1908-1981

סרוין, וויליאם

סרוין, וילים

סרוין, וילים 1908-1981

ساروبان، وليام، 1908-1981

سارويان، وليام، 1908-1981

وللام سارۆیان

وليم سارويان، 1908-1981

ويليام سارويان

ويليام سارويان كاتب أمريكي

ویلیام سارویان

ویلیام سارۆیان

विलियम सरोइयन

უილიამ საროიანი

고리얀, 시라크 1908-1981

사로얀, 윌리암 1908-1981

사로얀, 윌리엄 1908-1981

사로이얀, 윌리암 1908-1981

서로이언, 윌리엄 1908-1981

윌리엄 사로얀



サロイアン, ウィリアム

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


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The daring young man on the flying trapeze, and other storiesThe William Saroyan readerThe time of your lifeMy name is AramMadness in the familyBoys and girls togetherNot dying