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Sons come and go, mothers hang in forever

Author: William Saroyan
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1976.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Saroyan, William, 1908-1981.
Sons come and go, mothers hang in forever.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1976
(OCoLC)567448445
Named Person: William Saroyan; William Saroyan; William Saroyan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Saroyan
ISBN: 0070547483 9780070547483
OCLC Number: 1974190
Description: 211 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What it's all about --
A for Arlen for Armenia --
Armenak and Takoohi --
An orphanage far far away --
The holy family of the Oakland hills --
The rejected mothers, Lillian Pendar and Blanche Fulton --
Eddie Emerian, the pride of L street --
Norman who? --
Lillian Gish and Kitty Duval --
Hymie Myrowitz, star in his own taxi --
The actor in the street --
The goddesses and the ugly little real girls of Fresno --
On the way to Who's who --
How can anybody like a man who says he never met a man he didn't like? --
What ever happened to Jim Lundy? --
The Baltimore bad boy --
The girl of the world who disappeared forever inside Turk Street --
Browsing at Bill McDevitt's bookstore in 1929 --
Doughbelly's crap game on the Embarcadero --
The man from Matador, Texas --
Yvor Winters and his poetry students at Stanford --
The fragile young writer and the mean old world --
Fame and fortune and fun at the Hampshire House --
Alfonso? who's Alfonso? --
Poet Larsen of o city cities --
Runaways Walter Winchell and Robinson Jeffers --
Rouben Mamoulian directing Miriam Hopkins in Becky Sharp for me --
Aquitania passengers to Europe --
Jean Sibelius at home in Jaarvenpaa --
How I almost met James Joyce --
Abandoned bride at the Fern hotel --
The patriotic revolutionary big-money non-writers of Hollywood --
Harry Cohn's electric chair and Katey's outraged husband --
Death of a father in the hush from Brooklyn to Gallup --
The truth about the explosion on Lower Market Street. The fight between Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky and Josef Stalin --
A little on immortality and a few of the immortals of 57th street --
The light fantastic of George Jean Nathan --
Love's old sweet song and the Grapes of Wrath --
One of the great mothers of the world --
A moment of Mack Sennett, another of D.W. Griffith --
Life, art, politics, and lunch at Hyde Park --
Sensible about blackmail at the Knickerbocker Hotel --
On the hop with Leonard Lyons --
Gerald Kersh, Morris Gest, and Ken McCormick alive, alive o --
Geoffrey Faber, T.S. Eliot, Herbert Read, Barnett Freedman and the limehouse blues --
The biggest golden yellow Rolls-Royce in the world --
From Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly to Shaw & Shaw at Ayot Saint Lawrence --
A Star and Garter clam bake and lobster feast at Gypsy Rose Lee's townhouse --
Homage to Al Nidevar --
John McCormack singing everlasting Ireland, your eyes have told me so --
The alphabet opera by Paul Bowles and Willaim Saroyan --
Writers and writes and writers --
Greta Garbo at the little woman's big party on North Rodeo Drive --
Let's just nobody ever forget Joan Castle --
A gentlemen and poker player, George Stevens --
Orphan in tears --
An omnibus of crazy playwrights, social historians, and funny comedians --
Spyros Skouras, Nikita Khrushchev, Preston Sturges, Gregory Ratoff, Humphrey Bogart, and Darryl Zanuck --
The secret of Marc Chagall --
Benjamin Kubelsky of Waukegan, rich and famous at a Hollywood party --
James Agee, Konrad Bercovici, Jim Tully, and Charles Chaplin --
Trash along the Wabash, back home in Indiana --
Lear, Gogol, Napoleon, King Christian, and the death of Ernest Hemingway --
The joy of Aram's soul, the pride of Araxie's heart --
Willie willie whiskey, everlasting Saroyan, friend of fools.
Responsibility: William Saroyan.

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