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The Human Comedy
The Human Comedy
Author: William Saroyan
The place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin  Valley. The time is World War II. The family is  the Macauley's -- a mother, sister, and three  brothers whose struggles and dreams reflect those of  America's second-generation immigrants.. In  particular, fourteen-year-old Homer, determined to b...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780440339335
ISBN-10: 0440339332
Publication Date: 8/15/1966
Pages: 192
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Publisher: Laurel
Book Type: Paperback
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My adult cousin gave me this book when I was about ten. We had not spent much time together, but she apparently had me figured out. I found the book spellbinding, although it was hard to say why. I recently reread it, and still appreciate its simplistic realism. Saroyan tells us of everyday dreams and anguish and triumph and tragedy, without an ounce of extremism or melodrama. "The Human Comedy" is perfectly real, and utterly memorable, as well as being a very well-written book.
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