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William Saroyan (1908–1981)

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An Armenian American with little formal education, Saroyan was a dramatist who disparaged the usual conventions of the form: "Plot, atmosphere, style, and all the rest of it," he wrote, "may be regarded as so much nonsense" (Three Times Three). His plays have been criticized as formless and his visa mer writing as undisciplined; yet his work is imbued with fondness for the human race and contains an infectious enthusiasm for society's misfits and innocents. Saroyan's dramatic career was launched with My Heart's in the Highlands (1939), a fantasy. The following year, The Time of Your Life (1939) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize---which Saroyan publicly refused on the grounds that commerce had no right to patronize art. This play, undoubtedly Saroyan's one enduring piece, takes place in a waterfront saloon where vivid characters wander in and out to come into contact with the philosophical Joe, a man of unending generosity. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
Foto taget av: World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Aumuller, 1940 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-117536)

Verk av William Saroyan

Den mänskliga komedin (1943) 1,322 exemplar
Jag heter Aram (1940) 467 exemplar
The William Saroyan Reader (1958) — Författare — 76 exemplar
Tracy's Tiger (1951) 72 exemplar
Jag vill se min son (1946) 50 exemplar
Madness in the Family (1988) 47 exemplar
Dear Baby (1944) 40 exemplar
Mama, I Love You (1956) 38 exemplar
Short Drive, Sweet Chariot (1966) 30 exemplar
Che ve ne sembra dell'America? (1936) 30 exemplar
Papa, You're Crazy (1957) 30 exemplar
Boys and Girls Together (1714) 30 exemplar
Rock Wagram (1951) 29 exemplar
Chance Meetings (1978) 26 exemplar
My Name Is Saroyan (1983) 24 exemplar
Places Where I've Done Time (1972) 24 exemplar
Not Dying (1963) 23 exemplar
Obituaries (1978) 20 exemplar
The Laughing Matter (1953) 14 exemplar
Razzle Dazzle (1942) 14 exemplar
The Assyrian and Other Stories (1949) 13 exemplar
Me (1963) 13 exemplar
Jim Dandy: Fat Man In A Famine (1947) 11 exemplar
The trouble with tigers (1938) 11 exemplar
The tooth and my father (1974) 10 exemplar
The Beautiful People (1941) 10 exemplar
Little Children (1937) 9 exemplar
48 Saroyan Stories (1942) 8 exemplar
Inhale & Exhale (1980) 8 exemplar
Subway Circus (2011) 8 exemplar
The Arabian nights 7 exemplar
An Armenian Trilogy (1986) 6 exemplar
Saroyan's fables (1941) 6 exemplar
The hungerers, a short play (1967) 6 exemplar
Why Abstract? (1974) 6 exemplar
dlekler Cesurdur (2010) 5 exemplar
Morris Hirshfield (1975) 5 exemplar
Where the bones go (2002) 4 exemplar
34 More Great Stories (1944) 4 exemplar
Once Around the Block (1959) 4 exemplar
Peace, it's wonderful (1938) 4 exemplar
Tja, Papa Roman (2019) 3 exemplar
Three Plays 3 exemplar
A Native American 3 exemplar
Sterren en strepen 3 exemplar
Memorias (1996) 3 exemplar
The Hungerers (1939) 2 exemplar
A Christmas Psalm, 1935 (1935) 2 exemplar
The world in Vogue 2 exemplar
Three Times Three 2 exemplar
Thirty-One Selected Stories (1943) 2 exemplar
Births (1983) 2 exemplar
Don't Go Away Mad (1949) 2 exemplar
A Comédia Humana 1 exemplar
The Whole Voyald 1 exemplar
Inhale and Exhale 1 exemplar
O assírio 1 exemplar
A comédio humana 1 exemplar
IL MIO CUORE NEGLI ALTOPIANI (1900) 1 exemplar
Human Comedy 1 exemplar
Radio Play 1 exemplar
All titles 1 exemplar
Opera, Opera 1 exemplar
Elmer and Lily 1 exemplar
Yoksul İnsanlar (1990) 1 exemplar
Srdce na Vysočine 1 exemplar
The Fiscal Hoboes 1 exemplar
Obras 1 exemplar
Talking To You 1 exemplar
TWO SHORT PLAYS 1 exemplar
Nedělní zepelín (1998) 1 exemplar
Trouble with Tigers (1939) 1 exemplar
Saroyan William 1 exemplar
The Circus [short story] (1986) 1 exemplar

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