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Saroyan, William 1908-1981

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My name is Aram by William Saroyan( Book )

184 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,907 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 )

439 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 27 languages and held by 2,746 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 )

121 editions published between 1934 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,637 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
The William Saroyan reader by William Saroyan( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,225 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 1,139 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"
Three plays by William Saroyan( Book )

28 editions published between 1940 and 1946 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My name is Saroyan by William Saroyan( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 904 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 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

72 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of army life in the World War
Madness in the family by William Saroyan( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and held by 842 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
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 842 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
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty-one American short stories originally published in magazines and periodicals issued between January 1999 and January 2000, selected for inclusion by guest editor E.L. Doctorow, with contributors' notes, and a list of one hundred additional distinguished stories of 1999
Rock Wagram, a novel by William Saroyan( Book )

57 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of a Fresno bartender who becomes a movie actor and encounters romantic disappointment
Mama, I love you by William Saroyan( Book )

48 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 680 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 )

31 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 661 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 )

34 editions published between 1939 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of 52 short stories, short plays, essays, and poems
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
Short drive, sweet chariot by William Saroyan( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 545 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
Papa, you're crazy by William Saroyan( Book )

54 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and his 10-year-old son discuss life and enjoy companionship in their Malibu Beach home
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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

William Saroyan Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1908-1981)

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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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