I Used to Believe I Had Forever... (1968)

I Used to Think001Title:

I Used to Believe I Had Forever. Now I'm Not So Sure

Date:

November 1968

Art Credits:

First edition cover designed by Lawrence Ratzkin

First edition back cover photograph by Arthur Rothstein

UK edition jacket design by Leo Vernon

Notes:

I Used to Think002UK edition published by Cassell in 1969

Dedication: "To the guard at the ruins of the Monastery of the Roses, near Erivan, - old, indestructable, nameless, and the nation."

Includes the stories:

Note
The Saroyan Prizes, 1908- 1940
A Seaside Friendship
Pebbles on the Beach
High Tide and Low Tide 
The Wheels of Memory 
Sunday Is a Hell of a Day 
My Shoes: A Short Story From 1933 
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 
Anybody Home? 
Remember the Joyride? 
Money, Money, Money, and You Can Have It 
The Small Rain 
Memories of 1956 
I Used to Think005Ah Silence, Ah Music, Ah Shut Up 
Earthly and Heavenly Voices 
Me and My Big Gray Horse 
C,A,T Cat Spells Everything 
Armenia and Her Poet Charentz 
Joe Gould, Joe Frisco, and American Talk 
Look Out, Here Comes Another Lion 
The Turk Street Gamblers 
The Adventures of American Writers in Paris in 1929
The Flashing Dragonfly 
A Soft Word to the Gravedigger 
Good Old Goody Goody Godot 
Paint, People, and Mexico's Tamayo 
Oh La La, or The Shot Writer 
The Eye and Hand of Dong Kingman 
How to Write a Short Story 
Fletcher Martin, Painter 
Confessions of a Playwright 
I Used to Think006What Makes American Writing American? 
A Few Answers About Television 
The Unknown Soldier Identified 
Applause 
Homage to Baseball 
The World Series of 1956, and the Perfect Game 
Hong Kong 
Say I'm a Liar, But I Love You. Guess Who? 
A New Idea in the World 
American Acting 
What Do We Want Art to Do? 
The Hoax of Success 
Tijuana the Tramp Town of Lower California 
A Walk in New York 
Losses 
Sons and Fathers 
I Don't Get It 
Malibu 1954 
I Used to Think007All in One Crack 
Making Money 
I Used to Believe I Had Forever Now I'm Not So Sure

 

 

 

Additional Materials:

 

In the Forever Saroyan collection: 

 I Used To Believe I Had Forever, Now I'm Not So Sure, 1968, Cassell, Inscribed by Saroyan, B391

I Used To Believe I Had Forever, Now I'm Not So Sure, 1968, Cowles, UK, B392

I Used To Believe I Had Forever, Now I'm Not So Sure, 1968, Cowles, UK, Inscribed to Archie and Helen Minasian, B393

  I Used To Believe I Had Forever, Now I'm Not So Sure, 1968, Cassell, Inscribed by Saroyan, B394

I Used To Believe I Had Forever, Now I'm Not So Sure, 1968, Cowles, UK, B659

 

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