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Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze


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First book by William Saroyan, issued in 1934. It collects 26 stories, all brief, and some only a page long, in the author's own idiosyncratic vein, written with great speed during a time when he claimed to have written a story a day for 30 days. The title work presents a poor, jobless, aspiring young author in San Francisco as he makes his way through a day conceiving, among many other things, of a “flight with grace … to some sort of eternity.”

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William Saroyan (1908—1981)


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