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William Saroyan

William Saroyan was an Armenian-American dramatist and author. The setting of many of his stories and plays is his native Fresno, the center of Armenian immigrant life in California. Some of his best-known works are The Time of Your Life, My Name Is Aram and My Heart's in the Highlands.

Background

  • Ethnicity: Saroyan was born in 1908 in Fresno, California, to a poor family of Armenian immigrants.

  • Saroyan, William was born on August 31, 1908 in Fresno. Son of Armenak and Takoohi (Saroyan) S. (of Bitlis, Armenia).

  • Education

    • Educated public schools, Fresno, California.

    Career

    • He started as a postman and no one of his relatives couldn't imagine that there will be a day, when this name will be mentioned among the American writers such as Hemingway, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Caldwell.

    Works

    • Here Comes, There Goes You Know Who
    • Not Dying
    • Days of Life and Death and Escape to the Moon
    • Places Where I've Done Time

    Connections

    • Married Carol Marcus, February 1943 (divorced November 1949). Children: Aram, Lucy.
    • mother: Takoohi
    • Wife: Carol Marcus
    • Daughter: Lucy Saroyan
    • Son: Aram
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    • General Info
    • Background
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    • Awards
      • Pulitzer Prize for Drama
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      • Academy Award for Best Story
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    • Works
      • short story anthology: The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
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      • short story collection: Inhale and Exhale
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      • short story collection: My Name is Aram
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      • novel: The Human Comedy
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      • novel: Rock Wagram
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      • novel: The Laughing Matter
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      • Memoir: Here Comes, There Goes You Know Who
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      • Memoir: Not Dying
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      • Memoir: Days of Life and Death and Escape to the Moon
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      • Memoir: Places Where I've Done Time
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    • Relatives
      • Takoohi
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      • Carol Marcus
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      • Lucy Saroyan
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      • Aram
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