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Saroyan, William 1908-1981

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The human comedy by William Saroyan( Book )

449 editions published between 1930 and 2017 in 27 languages and held by 2,795 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 )

124 editions published between 1934 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,656 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 1,471 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 time of your life by William Saroyan( Book )

63 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max finds a new way to warm up for his Saturday baseball game--his sister's dancing class
The William Saroyan reader by William Saroyan( Book )

19 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most complete and generous sampling of the first half of an indispensable American writer's career
Fifty years of the American short story : from the O. Henry awards, 1919-1970 by William Miller Abrahams( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
My name is Aram by William Saroyan( Book )

185 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,056 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
Three plays by William Saroyan( Book )

34 editions published between 1940 and 1946 in English and held by 983 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 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Wesley Jackson by William Saroyan( Book )

71 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of army life in the World War
Contemporary drama : eleven plays, American, English, European by Ernest Bradlee Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day in the afternoon of the world by William Saroyan( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 844 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 823 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 )

56 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The saga of a Fresno bartender who becomes a movie actor and encounters romantic disappointment
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding short fiction gathered from Best American short stories and its predecessors
Boys and girls together by William Saroyan( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a writer who likes to gamble, loves his two children and tries to understand his frivolous young wife
Mama, I love you by William Saroyan( Book )

40 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life, family relations, and the theatrical world, as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old child actress
The Best American short stories ... and the yearbook of the American short story( )

in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern short story in the making by Whit Burnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from various types of short stories, with writers' and editors' commentaries, and definitions of the types of stories. Authors range from Mailer to Tennessee Williams. For contents, see Author Catalog
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
 
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The human comedy
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The daring young man on the flying trapeze, and other storiesThe time of your lifeThe William Saroyan readerMy name is AramMadness in the familyBoys and girls togetherClassics and commercials: a literary chronicle of the forties
Alternative Names
Carōyan̲, Villiyam 1908-1981

Goryan, Sirak 1908-1981

Sārāyān, Vīliyām 1908-1981

Sārāyān, Wilyām 1908-1981

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Ουίλιαμ Σαρογιάν

Вилијам Саројан

Вільям Сароян

Сароян, Вильям

Сароян, Вильям 1908-1981

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Сароян, Уильям американский писатель

Уильям Сароян

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Սարոյան Վիլյամ 1908-1981

Սարոյեան Ուիլեըմ 1908-1981

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ויליאם סארויאן

ויליאם סארויאן סופר אמריקאי

סארויאן, וויליאם

סארויאן, ויליאם 1908־

סארויאן, ויליאם 1908-1981

סרויאן, ויליאם 1908-1981

סרוין, וויליאם

סרוין, וילים

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ساروبان، وليام، 1908-1981

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وللام سارۆیان

وليم سارويان، 1908-1981

ويليام سارويان

ويليام سارويان كاتب أمريكي

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고리얀, 시라크 1908-1981

사로얀, 윌리암 1908-1981

사로얀, 윌리엄 1908-1981

사로이얀, 윌리암 1908-1981

서로이언, 윌리엄 1908-1981

윌리엄 사로얀

ウィリアム・サローヤン

サロイアン

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

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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