William Saroyan

Finalist, 1980 National Book Awards

William Saroyan wrote numerous plays, short stories and novels that drew on the Armenian immigrant experience and depicted the variety and romance of American life. His novels included The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and The Human Comedy. He famously rejected the Pulitzer Prize for his 1939 play The Time of Your Life. (NY Times)
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Obituaries

book jacket for william saran's Obituaries
ISBN 9780916870171 Creative Arts Book Company

A meditation on death presented through the author's playful but often sardonic reminiscences of personalities from Busby Berkeley to Agatha Christie to Howard Hughes listed in the necrology section of Variety's 1976 year in review issue. [NY Times book review] More about this book >

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William Saroyan

William Saroyan wrote numerous plays, short stories and novels that drew on the Armenian immigrant experience and depicted the variety and romance of American life. His novels included The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and The Human Comedy. He famously rejected the Pulitzer Prize for his 1939 play The Time of Your Life. (NY Times)

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