SAROYAN: A Biography.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Harper & Row, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of this author, who won and rejected the Pulitzer Prize, who seemed to have everything as a young man and lost it all. "The author's heard Saroyan's story first-hand from the witnesses in his life : Carol Matthau, the wife he rejected, the son and daughter he alternately smothered and pushed away, the famous colleagues like Artie Shaw, Budd Schulberg, Celeste Holm, Irwin Shaw, Julie Haydon and Lillian Gish. All of them speak here in their own voices, and their revelations of compulsive gambling, anti-Semitism and paralyzing jealousy bring new darkness and depth to the saga of the brash young man in the cocked fedora." Photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. 337 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0151412.
Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear at top of spine, crease on dj flap).