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William Saroyan

Author (31-Aug-1908 — 18-May-1981)


Nona Balakian. The World of William Saroyan: A Literary Interpretation. Bucknell University Press. 1998. 294pp.

David Stephen Calonne. William Saroyan: My Real Work Is Being. University of North Carolina. 1983.

Howard R. Floan. William Saroyan. New York: Twayne Publishers. 1966. 176pp.

Elisabeth C. Foard. William Saroyan: A Reference Guide. 1989. 207pp.

Edward Halsey Foster. William Saroyan. Boise, ID: Boise State University. 1984. 49pp.

Edward Halsey Foster. William Saroyan: A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne. 1991. 174pp.

Barry Gifford; Lawrence Lee. Saroyan: A Biography. Scranton, PA: Harper Collins. 1984. 338pp.

Leo Hamalian (editor). William Saroyan: The Man and the Writer Remembered. Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1987. 259pp.

Harry Keyishian (editor). Critical Essays on William Saroyan. Twayne Publishers. 1995. 192pp.

David Kherdian. A Bibliography of William Saroyan, 1934-1964. San Francisco: Roger Beacham. 1965. 204pp.

John Leggett. A Daring Young Man: A Biography of William Saroyan. Knopf. 2002. 480pp.

Varaz Samuelian. Willie & Varaz: Memories of My Friend William Saroyan. Fresno: Panorama. 1995. 63pp.

Aram Saroyan. Last Rites: The Death of William Saroyan. George Brailler, Inc.. 1982. 176pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.625)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1297)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.918)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.173)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.211)

  13. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1240)

  14. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1099-1103)

  15. Twentieth Century Authors (p.1233)

  16. Current Biography, 1972 Yearbook (pp.383-85)

  17. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.669)

  18. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.912)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.646)

  20. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.441)

  21. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.816)

  22. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.739)

  23. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.13)

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