William Saroyan FresnoRead: ‘GROWING UP IN FRESNO’ click here! Reminiscences of the renowned author, WILLIAM SAROYAN

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Writings by William Saroyan

PLAYS

Dates given are for the first New York production.

1939 – My Heart’s in the Highlands

1939 – The Time of Your Life

1940 – A Theme in the Life of the Great American Goof

1940 – Love’s Old Sweet Song

1941 – The Beautiful People

1942 – Across the Board on Tomorrow Morning and Talking to You

The Time of Your Life

1942 – Hello Out There

1943 – Get Away Old Man

1957 – The Cave Dwellers

1934 – The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and Other Stories

BOOKS

1936 – Inhale and Exhale

1936 – Three Times Three

1938 – Love, Here Is My Hat and Other Short Romances1937 – Little Children

1938 – The Trouble with Tigers

Inhale and Exhale1939 – Peace, It’s Wonderful

1940 – My Name Is Aram

1941 – Three Plays1940 – Three Plays

1941 – Saroyan’s Fables

1942 – Razzle-Dazzle

1943 – The Human Comedy

1944 – Get Away Old Man

1944 – Dear Baby

1946 – The Adventures of Wesley Jackson

The Human Comedy

1947 – Jim Dandy: Fat Man in a Famine

1948 – The Saroyan Special

1949 – Don’t Go Away Mad and Other Plays

1950 – The Twin Adventures

1950 – The Assyrian and Other Stories

1951 – Rock Wagram

1951 – Tracy’s Tiger

1952 – The Bicycle Rider in Beverly Hills

1953 – The Laughing Matter

Rock Wagram

1956 – The Whole Voyald and Other Stories

1956 – Mama I Love You

1957 – Papa You’re Crazy

1958 – The Cave Dwellers

1958 – The William Saroyan Reader

1961 – Here Comes There Goes You Know Who

1963 – Boys and Girls Together

1963 – Not Dying

1964 – One Day in the Afternoon of the World

One Day in the Afternoon of the World

1964 – After Thirty Years: The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

1966 – Short Drive, Sweet Chariot

1967 – Look At Us, Let’s See

1968 - I Used to Believe I Had Forever, Now I’m Not So Sure

1969 – The Dogs, or the Paris Comedy, and Two Other Plays

1970 – Days of Life and Death and Escape to the Moon

1976 - Sons Come and Go, Mothers Hang in Forever

1978 – Chance Meetings

1979 – Obituaries

Days of Life and Death and Escape to the Moon

WORKS, Published Posthumously

William Saroyan, My Name is Saroyan, 1983

William Saroyan, Births, 1983

William Saroyan, An Armenian Trilogy, 1986

Warsaw Visitor, Tales from the Vienna Streets, The Last Two Plays of William Saroyan, 1991

Fresno Stories, William Saroyan, 1994

Saroyan Memoirs, 1994

Five Ripe Pears (special fine press/illustrated ed., San Francisco: Peter Koch, 1996)

Comma I: A Short Story (Covelo. CA: Yolla Bolly Press and Stanford: Stanford University, 1998)

Where the Bones Go, ed. by Robert Setrakian (Fresno: Press at California State University, Fresno, 2002)

Saroyan on Art, ed. by William B. Secrest, Jr. (Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, 2002)

Saroyan on Music, ed. by William B. Secrest, Jr. (Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, 2002)

Saroyan on the Fresno County Public Library, ed. by William B. Secrest, Jr. (Fresno: Fresno County Public Library, 2002)

Saroyan on Paper: Drawings, Watercolors and Words, ed. by Jacqueline Pilar (Fresno: Fresno Art Museum, 2002)

Essential Saroyan,  ed. by William E. Justice (Berkeley: Heyday Books, 2005)

In 2008, Heyday Books will release a centennial anthology of Saroyan’s writings edited by William E. Justice, and Craven Street Books will release a book of watercolor illustrations by Pat Hunter depicting various places associated with Saroyan, with text by Janice Stevens.