All his life a man fights death, and then at last loses the fight, always having known he would. Loneliness is every man's portion, and failure.
America in the 1960s; a golden time for the family, when children behaved, wives stayed at home and men wore suits to work. But in all this perfection, reality, life, relationships and people can't help but expose this idyll for the lie that it is. Dick is a respected writer, with a beautiful young wife, and two children who he adores. All his life a man fights death, and then at last loses the fight, always having known he would.
William Saroyan (/səˈrɔɪən/; August 31, 1908 – May 18, 1981) was an Armenian-American novelist, playwright, and short story writer
William Saroyan (/səˈrɔɪən/; August 31, 1908 – May 18, 1981) was an Armenian-American novelist, playwright, and short story writer. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1940, and in 1943 won the Academy Award for Best Story for the film adaptation of his novel The Human Comedy. Saroyan wrote extensively about the Armenian immigrant life in California. Many of his stories and plays are set in his native Fresno
I read OBITUARIES at least once a year
They said it all. I read OBITUARIES at least once a year. I had a paperback purchased many years ago. I paid a bindery to convert it to hardcover, I have so much respect for this book. Alas, this is the ultimate Saroyan book. And I mean that literally. The great master did not live to write another.
by. Saroyan, William, 1908-1981. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on November 17, 2010.
William Saroyan was an internationally renowned Armenian-American writer, playwright and humanitarian. In the last book published during Saroyan's lifetime, Obituaries, he wrote: "My work is writing, but my real work is being. Saroyan spoke for Armenians to the world. His fame, and his most enduring achievements as a writer, date from the 1930's. He dazzled, entertained and uplifted millions, with hundreds of short stories, plays, novels, memoirs and essays; they continue to charm and touch us today. He gave international recognition to his people at a time when they remained dispersed and continued to meet with prejudice and outright hatred.
William Saroyan, (born Aug. 31, 1908, Fresno, Calif. died May 18, 1981, Fresno), .
All his life a man fights death, and then at last loses the fight, always having known he would. Eleven of William Saroyan's most delightful tales, Fresno Stories springs straight from the source of the author's vision-"the archetypal Armenian families who inhabit Saroyan country, in and around Fresno, California. Chicago Tribune)Selected from New Directions' collections of Saroyan's early stories (The Man With the Heart In the Highlands) and his later work (Madness In the Family), Fresno Stories spans his whole remarkable career.
William Saroyan’s most popular book is The Human Comedy. Tracy's Tiger by. William Saroyan.