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Prostřednictvím povídkové sbírky, kterou právě držíte v rukou, se můžete spolu s Williamem Saroyanem toulat po meziválečné Americe a po Americe padesátých let. Pod tíhou válečné hrozby se autor uchyluje k jednotlivci jakožto k nositeli jedinečnosti, protože pouze díky ní může lidské plemeno podle jeho názoru přežívat. Saroyana sice bolí srdce nad všudypřítomnými intrikami ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published 1950 by Faber and Faber
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"Přišel jsem o dva ze svých nejlepších právníků," řekl. "Ale já mám radost už kvůli nim. Oba jsou to mladí chlapi, zhruba vašeho věku, právě byli v Anglii jmenováni na nejvyšší místa justičního systému. Ach, věřte mi, nebudou vydělávat ani desetinu toho, co jim platím já, ale muži milují slávu a tohle je vrchol jejich kariéry. Sice jsem o ně přišel, ale pošlu jim blahopřejný telegram."
"Byli povýšeni do šlechtického stavu?"
"Ó ne, ještě něco mnohem lepšího," řekl stařec. "Dneska je do šlechtického
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I did not really like the stories near the beginning of the collection. I could describe them in two words: existentialist despair. The stories farther on had some redeeming qualities to them. They were at least interesting enough for me to read the entire book.
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William Saroyan was an American - Armenian author. The setting of many of his stories and plays was Fresno, California (sometimes under a fictional name), the center of Armenian-American life in California and where he grew up.
Saroyan was born in Fresno, California to Armenian immigrants from Bitlis, Turkey. At the age of three, after his father's death, Saroyan was placed in the orphanage in
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