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Author QuotedWilliam Saroyan
Title QuotedDaring Young Man on the Flying Trapese and Other Stories
Date (Year/Month/Day)1939/12/14
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1934
QuotationWhatever I said about Inhale and Exhale doesn't apply to the Daring Young Man. Very good. Much better than "I. and E." Fewer corny parts. Good prefaces. Good stuff about writing. Still haven't hit an individualstory as good as the one about "Two days wasted in K.C." except Daring Y.M. itself.Very good business about the teletype machine (story-12345678) and the music in it. Saroyan very close to everybody. Closer than any other writer. I remember hearing a girl usher, in the theater where Time of Your Life was playing, saying to someone: "Listen, William Saroyan writes very good." and I never in my life heard an usher say anything like that.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 102-03
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