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Becoming Ray Bradbury

Author: Jonathan R Eller
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2013. ©2011
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : First Illinois paperbackView all editions and formats
'Becoming Ray Bradbury' chronicles the making of an iconic American writer. Jonathan R. Eller measures the impact of the authors, artists, illustrators and filmmakers who stimulated Ray Bradbury's imagination throughout his first three decades.

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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Eller, Jonathan R., 1952-
Becoming Ray Bradbury.
Named Person: Ray Bradbury; Ray Bradbury
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan R Eller
ISBN: 9780252093357 0252093356
OCLC Number: 903909121
Awards: Short-listed for Locus Awards (Nonfiction) 2012
Description: 1 online resource
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.


The authoritative biography of Ray Bradbury's early years 


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