1991 29c William Saroyan

# M91-28 - 1991 29c William Saroyan

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29¢ William Saroyan
Fleetwood Maxicard

 

Issue Date: May 22, 1991
City: Fresno, CA

 

Limited-edition Fleetwood Maxicard includes the 1991 William Saroyan stamp, First Day of Issue Cancellation and the author’s portrait in original art.

 

William Saroyan came to fame in 1934 with his short story, "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze." Though he wrote during the cynicism of the Great Depression, Saroyan managed to keep his stories light-hearted and optimistic.

 

Born in Fresno, California, Saroyan (1908-81) took to writing as a child, and sold his first story to a magazine when he was 20. In 1934, his first book was published, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. During his long career, Saroyan wrote hundreds of short stories, essays, novels, plays, and autobiographical works in more than 40 books. Saroyan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the play The Time of Your Life, but refused it, as he did not believe in literary prizes.

 

 

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29¢ William Saroyan
Fleetwood Maxicard

 

Issue Date: May 22, 1991
City: Fresno, CA

 

Limited-edition Fleetwood Maxicard includes the 1991 William Saroyan stamp, First Day of Issue Cancellation and the author’s portrait in original art.

 

William Saroyan came to fame in 1934 with his short story, "The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze." Though he wrote during the cynicism of the Great Depression, Saroyan managed to keep his stories light-hearted and optimistic.

 

Born in Fresno, California, Saroyan (1908-81) took to writing as a child, and sold his first story to a magazine when he was 20. In 1934, his first book was published, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. During his long career, Saroyan wrote hundreds of short stories, essays, novels, plays, and autobiographical works in more than 40 books. Saroyan was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the play The Time of Your Life, but refused it, as he did not believe in literary prizes.