The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and Other Stories

The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and Other Stories

by William Saroyan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811213653
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Series: New Directions Classic Series
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 580,147
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

William Saroyan (1908–1981) was born in Fresno, California. Famous for a long and voluminous career, he wrote novels, along with some sixteen story collections, and plays includingThe Human Comedy(winning an Academy Award for his screenplay), andThe Time of Your Life, for which he won the Drama Critics Circle and Pulitzer Prizes. He wrote about "the archetypal Armenian families who inhabit Saroyan country, in and around Fresno, California. [And yet with their] unpredictable charm and wacky spontaneity … his characters overflow with so much human comedy that they transcend all ethnic boundaries, as in the stories of I.B. Singer" (The Chicago Tribune).

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
Seventy Thousand Assyrians
Among the Lost
Myself upon the Earth
Love, Death, Sacrifice and So Forth
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
And Man
A Curved Line
Big Valley Vineyard
Aspirin Is a Member of the N.R.A.
A Cold Day
The Earth, Day, Night, Self
The Big Tree Coming
Dear Greta Garbo
The Man with the French Post Cards
Three Stories
Sleep in Unheavenly Peace
Fight Your Own War
Common Prayer
The Shepherd's Daughter

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