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Saroyan, William 1908-1981

Works: 2,180 works in 5,295 publications in 30 languages and 82,942 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Biographies  Drama  Autobiographies  Fictional autobiographies  War fiction  Domestic fiction  Essays  Meditations 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Creator, Librettist, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Actor, Illustrator, Performer, Signer, Collector, Correspondent, Author of dialog, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: PS3537.A826, 813.52
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The human comedy by William Saroyan( Book )

431 editions published between 1930 and 2018 in 27 languages and held by 2,708 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 our own
The daring young man on the flying trapeze, and other stories by William Saroyan( Book )

111 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,597 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 1,425 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 )

69 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 1,221 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 )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most complete and generous sampling of the first half of an indispensable American writer's career
My name is Aram by William Saroyan( Book )

188 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of childhood as seen through the eyes of a young American-born Armenian boy, Aram Garoghlanian, is a quintessentially American place, full of warmth, wit, and long summer days. Such tales as "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse", "The Three Swimmers and the Grocer from Yale", and "The Pomegranate Trees" display Saroyan's virtuoso abilities as purveyor of the lyrical and bittersweet experiences of childhood
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 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Prize stories
Three plays by William Saroyan( Book )

33 editions published between 1939 and 1945 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My name is Saroyan by William Saroyan( Book )

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

William Saroyan contributed regularly to the publications of the Armenian Hairenik (Fatherland) Association of Boston: Hairenik Daily, Hairenik Weekly (now the Armenian Weekly), and the Armenian Review. This volume contains four plays, five verses, and 97 short stories, their original publication ranging from 1933 to 1963, culled from the pages of these three periodicals. These pieces are quintessential Saroyan. They reflect an all-pervasive consciousness of his Armenian heritage, populated with portraits of his own colorful relatives and neighborhood acquaintances, distinguished by a wry outlook on the vagaries of human existence. ISBN 0-698-11229-6 : $19.95
Contemporary drama : eleven plays, American, English, European by Ernest Bradlee Watson( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A class's new teacher, who leads the children in a number of very popular activities, turns out to be a gorilla
One day in the afternoon of the world by William Saroyan( Book )

31 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 827 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 )

47 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and held by 788 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 )

53 editions published between 1923 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 747 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 )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 701 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 )

54 editions published between 1956 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 696 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 of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 by Martha Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding short fiction gathered from Best American short stories and its predecessors
The modern short story in the making by Whit Burnett( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 622 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
Dear baby by William Saroyan( Book )

37 editions published between 1939 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I used to believe I had forever, now I'm not so sure by William Saroyan( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of 52 short stories, short plays, essays, and poems
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The human comedy
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

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, Uiljem

Sarojan, Uil'jem 1908-1981

Sarojan, Viliem

Sarojan, Vilijam

Sarojan, Vilijem

Sarojan, Vilʹjam 1908-1981

Sarojan, Viljem

Sarojan, W.

Sarojan, W. 1908-1981

Sarojanas V.

Sarojanas Viljamas

Sarojans, Viljams 1908-1981


Saroyan, V. 1908-1981

Saroyan, Vilyam

Saroyan Vilyam 1908-1981

Saroyan, W. 1908-1981

Saroyan, W. (William), 1908-1981

Saroyan William

Saroyan, William, 1908-

Saroyean, Owileëm

Saroyean Owileëm 1908-1981

Saroyean, Owiliëm

Saroyean, Owiliẹm 1908-1981

Saroyean, Uileěm 1908-1981

Saroyean, Uiliěm 1908-1981

Sarroyan, William

Sarroyan William 1908-1981

Sārūyān, Vīliyām, 1908-1981

Sārūyān, Vīlyām, 1908-1981

Sārūyān, Wilyam 1908-1981

Uilyam Saroyan

Vilijam Sarojan

William Saroyan

William Saroyan Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

William Saroyan americký spisovateľ

William Saroyan Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1908-1981)

William Saroyan Amerikalı yazar

William Saroyan amerikansk forfatter

William Saroyan écrivain américain

William Saroyan écrivain arménien-américain

William Saroyan escriptor estatunidenc

William Saroyan escritor armenio-estadounidense

William Saroyan escritor estadounidense

William Saroyan escritor estadunidense

William Saroyan scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

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William Saroyan US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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William Saroyan yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Ουίλιαμ Σαρογιάν

Вилијам Саројан

Вільям Сароян

Вільям Сароян американський письменник

Сароян Вильям

Сароян, Вильям 1908-1981

Сароян У.

Сароян Уильям

Сароян, Уильям 1908-1981

Сароян, Уильям американский писатель

Уильям Сароян

Уильям Сароян американский писатель

Уилям Сароян

Уилям Сароян американски писател

Ուիլիըմ Սարոյեան

Սարոյան, Վիլյամ

Սարոյան Վիլյամ 1908-1981

Սարոյեան, Ուիլեըմ

Սարոյեան Ուիլեըմ 1908-1981

Սարոյեան, Ուիլիըմ

Վիլյամ Սարոյան

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

ויליאם סארויאן

ויליאם סארויאן סופר ומחזאי ארמני-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

سارويان، ويليام

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

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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