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Description - William Saroyan by Pat Hunter

Lavishly illustrated with beautiful, evocative watercolors, this record visits dozens of locations influential to the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan, best known for his play "The Time of Your Life". Accompanied by well-documented biographical research, this series of paintings highlights places critical to Saroyan's life, such as his family's ancestral home of Bitlis, Armenia; the Fred Finch Orphanage in Oakland, where he spent five years of his early childhood; and the MGM Studios in Los Angeles, where he enjoyed a short and tumultuous career as a screenwriter. The majority of this collection, however, explores the beloved vistas of Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley from which he drew his inspiration -- from the Armenian churches of Fresno to the sprawling vineyards of the surrounding California landscape.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781933502243
ISBN-10: 193350224X
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 88
Imprint: Craven Street Books
Publisher: Craven Street Books
Publish Date: 1-May-2008

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Author Biography - Pat Hunter

Pat Hunter is the coauthor of "Fresno's Architectural Past" and "Fresno's Architectural Past Vol. 2" and is one of the San Joaquin Valley's most recognized artists. Janice Stevens is the coauthor of "Fresno's Architectural Past" and "Fresno's Architectural Past Vol. 2" and teaches English composition, literature, and creative writing at the college level. They both live in Fresno, California.

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