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Becoming Ray Bradbury

Author: Jonathan R Eller
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Becoming Ray Bradbury chronicles the making of an iconic American writer by exploring Ray Bradbury's childhood and early years of his long life in fiction, film, television, radio, and theater.-publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ray Bradbury; Ray Bradbury; Ray Bradbury; Ray Douglas Bradbury
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan R Eller
ISBN: 9780252036293 0252036298
OCLC Number: 706803970
Description: xiii, 324 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Awakenings. From the nursery to the library ; L.A. High and the Science Fiction League ; Hannes Bok and the Lorelei ; NYCon 1939 ; Futuria fantasia ; From the fanzines to the prozines ; Early disappointments : the science fiction pulps --
The road to Autumn;s house. Living in two worlds ; Reading about writing ; Early mentors : Hamilton, Williamson, and Brackett ; "Chrysalis" : Bradbury and Henry Kuttner ; A new world of reading ; An emerging sense of critical judgment ; On the shoulders of giants ; The road to Autumn's house --
The fear of death is death. Exploring the human mind ; Exploring the human condition ; With the blessings of his mentors ; New stories and new opportunities ; Life and death in Mexico ; Transitions : Bradbury and Don Congdon ; The power of love ; From Arkham to New York ; Obsessed with perfection ; Dark carnival --
The tyranny of words. Lifetime partnerships ; The Illinois novel ; Bradbury and modernity ; Modernist alternatives ; Finding his own way ; The anthology game ; Paradise postponed ; Broadening horizons ; The miracle year : winter and spring ; The miracle year : summer and fall --
The last night of the world. Critical praise, private worries ; New York, 1951 ; Controversial fictions ; New worlds : graphic and television adaptations ; The wheel of fortune ; Joe Mugnaini and the Golden apples of the sun ; Bantam and Ballantine ; Hollywood at last ; Political controversy ; Fahrenheit 451 ; The last night of the world.
Responsibility: Jonathan R. Eller.

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"Eller shows how Bradbury found his vocation in a private world of mimeographed fanzines and couch-surfing, of transcontinental trips to the very first SF conventions, of the intense rivalries and Read more...

 
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