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Human Comedy

Human Comedy( )
Author: Saroyan, William
Saroyan, William
Series title:HBJ Book Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 1989
Publisher:Harcourt Trade Publishers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $42.00
Book Description:

A novel of an American family in wartime.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Historical / World War Ii
Fiction / Family Life / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.487 x 20.32 x 2.54 cm
Book Weight:4.541 Kilograms
Author Biography
Saroyan, William (Author)
An Armenian American with little formal education, Saroyan was a dramatist who disparaged the usual conventions of the form: "Plot, atmosphere, style, and all the rest of it," he wrote, "may be regarded as so much nonsense" (Three Times Three). His plays have been criticized as formless and his writing as undisciplined; yet his work is imbued with fondness for the human race and contains an infectious enthusiasm for society's misfits and innocents. Saroyan's dramatic career was launched with My Heart's in the Highlands (1939), a fantasy. The following year, The Time of Your Life (1939) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize---which Saroyan publicly refused on the grounds that commerce had no right to patronize art. This play, undoubtedly Saroyan's one enduring piece, takes place in a waterfront saloon where vivid characters wander in and out to come into contact with the philosophical Joe, a man of unending generosity. 020

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