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SAROYAN William (Saroyan William)

( American novelist and playwright.)

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(1908-1981)
Born August 31, 1908 in Fresno (pc. California). The heroes of his works have always been simple and not very happy people, about which he wrote with warmth, compassion and hope for the best. Recognition came to him after the first collection of short stories daring young man on the flying trapeze (The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, 1934); eponymous hero of the story - an unemployed, starving boy. As a playwright Saroyan said about themselves play in the mountains of my heart (My Heart's in the Highlands, 1939), the unrecognized lucky-poet, a young man, all take to heart, and the old actors and musicians, and his thoughts about the past and future. In the ensuing play Your whole life (Time of your life, 1939; rus. translation under the name. The path of your life), the writer in the phantasmagoric scenes unfolding in the tavern, painting a variety of characters, each of which has their own idea of happiness. Tom, Dick and love affair - the theme of Eternal gentle songs of love (Love's Old Sweet Song, 1940), tale of an idyllic acquaintance attractive spinster from California with a kind of traveling salesman and a family from Oklahoma backwater. The enthusiasm of youth, her impulses - that is so fond of depicting Saroyan - permeate the play Beautiful People (The Beautiful People, 1941). In 1943, to put a Get out, old man (Get Away, Old Man), 1957 - Cavemen (The Cave Dwellers). My name is Aram (My Name Is Aram, 1940) and Dear baby (Dear Baby, 1944) - collections of short stories. The Human Comedy (The Human Comedy, 1942), The Adventures of Wesley Jackson (Adventures of Wesley Jackson, 1946) and Mom, I love you (Mama I Love You, 1956) - novel. In 1972 Saroyan published a book of memories where I spent my time (Places Where I've Done Time). Saroyan died in Fresno (pc. California) May 18, 1981.


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