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William Saroyan
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Statement to the Associated Press, five days before his death. (13 May 1981)
William Saroyan
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As quoted at a Broadway memorial tribute to Saroyan, reported in The New York Times (31 October 1983)
William Saroyan
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As quoted in Saroyan's Literary Quarantine by Peter H. King, in The Los Angeles Times (26 March 1997)
William Saroyan
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The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)
William Saroyan
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The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934)


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William Saroyan
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Born: August 31, 1908

Died: May 18, 1981 (aged 72)

Occupation: Novelist, playwright

Bio: William Saroyan was an American dramatist and author. The setting of many of his stories and plays is the center of Armenian American life in California in his native Fresno.

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