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William Saroyan
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Seventy Thousand Assyrians (1934)
William Saroyan
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Seventy Thousand Assyrians (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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