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My Name is Aram

Saroyan, William

Published by Dell Publishing, New York, NY, 1967
ISBN 10: 0440362059 / ISBN 13: 9780440362050
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Title: My Name is Aram

Publisher: Dell Publishing, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: Freeman, Don

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Edition: Later Printing


Appears unread, slight spine area fade from shelf wear, slight rubbing on cover, tight, clean, square, no spine crease, pages yellowed. Bookseller Inventory # 101244

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Synopsis: William Saroyan's most celebrated work of short fiction- a boy's view of the American Dream. Aram Garoghlanian was a Californian, born in Fresno on the other side of the Southern Pacific tracks. But he was also part of a large, sprawling family of immigrant Armenians--a whole tribe of eccentric uncles, brawling cousins, and gentle women. Through these unforgettable, often hilarious characters Aram comes to understand life, courage, and the power of dreams. Whether it is fierce Uncle Khosrove who yells "Pay no attention to it" in any situation, Uncle Melik, who tries to grow pomegranate trees in the desert, or angelic-looking Cousin Arak who gets Arma into classroom scrapes, Aram's visions are shaped and colored by this tum-of-the-century clan. Like Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, William Saroyan's brilliant short stories in My Name Is Aram work together to create a picture of a time, a place, and a boy's world-a truly classic account of an impoverished family newly arrived in America-rich in matters of the heart.

About the Author: William Saroyan (19081981) was born in California in 1908 and was of Armenian-American descent. Saroyan?s mixed ancestry shaped his career as a writer. My Name Is Aram is widely considered his masterwork. Saroyan died in 1981 at age 72.

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