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Ray Bradbury : the life of fiction

Author: Jonathan R Eller; William F Touponce
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ray Bradbury: The Life of Fiction is the first comprehensive textual, bibliographical, and cultural study of sixty years of Bradbury's fiction. Drawing on correspondence with his publishers, agents, and friends, as well as archival manuscripts, The Life of Fiction examines the story of Bradbury's authorship over more than a half-century, from his earliest writings, which include The Martian Chronicles, to his most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eller, Jonathan R., 1952-
Ray Bradbury.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2004
(OCoLC)609360962
Named Person: Ray Bradbury; Ray Bradbury; Ray Bradbury; Ray Bradbury
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan R Eller; William F Touponce
ISBN: 0873387791 9780873387798
OCLC Number: 53131705
Description: xxii, 570 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Out of the House of Arkham --
Martian carnivals --
The Simulacrum of carnival --
The carnival blaze of summer --
Fathering the carnival --
Corpse carnivals --
Carnival sideshows.
Responsibility: Jonathan R. Eller, William F. Touponce.
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This is a textual, bibliographical and cultural study of 60 years of Bradbury's fiction. The authors draw upon correspondence with his publishers, agents and friends, as well as archival manuscripts,  Read more...

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