The Trouble with Tigers (1938)

Cover283Date:

November 10, 1938

Art Credits:

Typography by Robert Josephy

Notes:

First edition: 1,500 copies. 

The title went through two printings. 

UK edition published by Faber & Faber in 1939

Dedication: This book is for the one who opens it. The gambler who comes here for whatever he may
find here, wagering his time and boredom against my talent and eagerness. The idler Cover291with a couple more hours to kill. The eager one who seeks in the printed page the answer to whatever question is troubling him most at the time. The bad writer who is grateful for good writing. The good writer who knows that good contemporaries make him better. The unpublished writer who wants to find out how it's done. The critic who is sick of print. The ladies and gentlemen who read to be in style.The explorer in the hush of the Public Library. I accept all challengers, the worthy and the unworthy. What I want to do is please you, whoever you are and whatever brings you here. If you find a page that is not what
you think it should be, tear it out and throw it away. Forgive me if I bore you; for if I bore you, I forgive you. Happy book, please the ladies and take care of my fame.

 

Includes the stories

The Tiger

Sweetheart Sweetheart Sweetheart

The Brothers and the Sisters

Cover289Another Summer,

The Way To Be Alive

I Could Say Bella Bella

The Nurse, the Angel, the Daughter of the Gambler

O.K., Baby, This Is the
World

It's Not as if We Don't Appreciate Your Kindness

The Brokenhearted Comedian and the Girl Who Took
the Place of His Unfaithful Wife

On Malibu Bay

A Scenario for Karl Marx

The Legend Makers

3 Times 3 B41005The Ants

The Great Leapfrog Contest

A Talk with Father

The Acrobats

Citizens of the Third Grade

The People, Yes and Then Again No

Everything

Woof Woof

A Prayer for the Living

Little Old New York

3 Times 3 B41006The World

A Letter to the Old City Editor

A Clear Warm Day

Memories of Paris

The Job

Some Day I'll Be a Millionaire Myself

The Vision

The Dale Carnegie Friend

Anything for a Laugh

A Nice Boy, Even if He Is Rich

3 Times 3 B41007The Pool Game

We Want a Touchdown

 

 

Additional Materials

 

In the Forever Saroyan Collection:

The Trouble With Tigers, 1938, Harcourt, Brace, and Company, once owned by George Waggoner, includes original dust jacket, B72

The Trouble With Tigers, 1938, Harcourt, Brace, and Company, annotated by Saroyan, includes original dust jack, B73

The Trouble With Tigers, 1938, Harcourt, Brace, and Company, inscribed by the author, includes original dust jacket, B74

The Trouble With Tigers, 1938, Harcourt, Brace, and Company, inscribed by the author, includes original dust jacket, B75

The Trouble With Tigers, 1938, Harcourt, Brace, and Company, review copy, includes original dust jacket, B76

The Trouble With Tigers, 1938, Harcourt, Brace, and Company, B77

The Trouble With Tigers, 1938, Harcourt, Brace, and Company, signed by the author, includes original dust jacket, B78

The Trouble With Tigers, 1939, Faber & Faber, UK, includes original dust jacket, B78

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