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Saroyan, William 1908-1981

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My name is Aram by William Saroyan( Book )

133 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,842 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 )

272 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 27 languages and held by 2,510 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 William Saroyan reader by William Saroyan( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and held by 1,247 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 )

53 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,135 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 Saroyan by William Saroyan( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 869 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 adventures of Wesley Jackson by William Saroyan( Book )

53 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of army life in the World War
Rock Wagram, a novel by William Saroyan( Book )

36 editions published between 1923 and 1994 in 6 languages and held by 674 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 )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 659 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 )

22 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 658 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 Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Three plays by William Saroyan( Book )

16 editions published between 1940 and 1946 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short drive, sweet chariot by William Saroyan( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 557 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 )

38 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and his 10-year-old son discuss life and enjoy companionship in their Malibu Beach home
The Assyrian, and other stories by William Saroyan( Book )

38 editions published between 1900 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Razzle dazzle by William Saroyan( Book )

14 editions published between 1942 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 28 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 )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saroyan reflects upon his life, the life of other people, art, children, success and failure
Chance meetings by William Saroyan( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his touching and amusing memoir Chance Meetings, William Saroyan gives us a glimpse of the characters that have left an indelible impression on his mind for years to come. From the Armenian neighbourhood of his childhood to the Parisian streets of his formative years, we meet the people that have inspired, perplexed, angered and enamoured him. We meet finely drawn personalities like the Armenian Cabinet maker, that planed wood whilst his mind composed beautiful poems, who would call him into his shop and embarrass Saroyan with his recitations. We visit the tiny desk of the only famous writer in San Francisco, who kindly replied to Saroyan's letter and invited him into his office. And the playful image of his mother, who would caricature everyone from the postman to the president with hilarious precision.First published in 1978, Chance Meetings builds a picture of the author through the people that surrounded him throughout his life, who shaped and formed a great writer, and were immortalised by his words
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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, W 1908-1981

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 American writer

William Saroyan Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1908-1981)

William Saroyan écrivain américain

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William Saroyan US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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 հայ վիպագիր, դրամատուրգ, բանաստեղծ, գրող, սցենարիստ

ויליאם סארויאן

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

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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