1568 notebook leaves documenting chiefly the apprenticeship and early success of Saroyan. The great bulk of the entries are
on, ideas for or titles of short stories, bracketed by resolutions, observations, and, less frequently, personal data on how
he has, or has not; debts; horse-racing notes; notes of walks or reading; personalities; radio shows, films, etc. (from dealer's
Novelist, short-story writer, dramatist, and essayist, William Saroyan was born in Fresno, California in 1908. A high-school
dropout, Saroyan was largely self-educated and decided at an early age to pursue a career as a writer, drawing on his experience
as an Armenian-American growing up in California.
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