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Obituaries Hardcover – May 1, 1979

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Obituaries turns out to be an astonishing book, a profound and even original meditation about death and our only possible answer to it: the way we live. It is also about sex, being a parent, Saroyan's Armenian memories, talks with Dickens's ghosts, Hollywood riffraff, and anything else this wise raconteur, in his inimitable way, deems worthy. Obituaries is solemn, beautiful, hilarious, raunchy, a heart-breakingly sad and funny testament and one of Saroyan's finest books. -- Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Creative Arts Book Co; 1 edition (May 1, 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916870170
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916870171
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 6 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,602,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MoJo Bros on November 15, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Truly my favorite Saroyan book and I have read them all. Just look above at the quotation from Publishers Weekly. They said it all. I read OBITUARIES at least once a year. I had a paperback purchased many years ago. I paid a bindery to convert it to hardcover, I have so much respect for this book. Alas, this is the ultimate Saroyan book. And I mean that literally. The great master did not live to write another.
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