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The Resource Becoming Ray Bradbury, Jonathan R. Eller

Becoming Ray Bradbury, Jonathan R. Eller

Label
Becoming Ray Bradbury
Title
Becoming Ray Bradbury
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan R. Eller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Drawing on personal papers and unpublished correspondence, this biography of famed science fiction writer and American literary figure Ray Bradbury, focuses on his early life in an effort to examine the influences of Bradbury's own literary consumption, and his experiences early in his writing career on his eventual publishing success and prominence as both a writer and social commentator. The volume traces Bradbury's life from his childhood in the 1920s through his first real successes in the 1950s, detailing his relationships with mentors, his frustrations with the publishing industry, and the development of the deeper themes that made his work so interesting and profound to generations of readers. Eller is a professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10024290
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eller, Jonathan R.
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bradbury, Ray
  • Authors, American
  • Science fiction, American
  • Bradbury, Ray
  • Authors, American
  • Science fiction, American
  • Bradbury, Ray Douglas
Target audience
adult
Label
Becoming Ray Bradbury, Jonathan R. Eller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn706803970
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 324 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780252036293
Lccn
2011008562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)706803970
Label
Becoming Ray Bradbury, Jonathan R. Eller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn706803970
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 324 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780252036293
Lccn
2011008562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)706803970

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