New York: Random House, 1934. First edition. A Fine book in Very Good Jacket with some toning to jacket spine and light soiling to edges. Inscribed on the front endpaper by the author in the year of publication.
"There are several contexts in which one can read The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze. Published and set in 1934, the story about the Great Depression dramatizes the plight of a sensitive young man who starves to death because he cannot find work. As Saroyan's first successful story, it holds a prominent place in the author's literary corpus...In this story as in others, the specter of death serves to stimulate the protagonist's awareness of life, leaving him thoroughly awake and sensitive to the mundane details of life" (Gale). Fine in Very Good dust jacket. (Item #2649)