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From Arkham to New York

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Ray Bradbury's trip to New York in 1946 where he met with various magazine editors and book publishers with the help of Don Congdon. Throughout 1946, Bradbury had to navigate ... More


Obsessed with Perfection

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter describes Ray Bradbury as a writer obsessed with perfection as reflected in his tendency to revise his stories. Bradbury's public reputation was growing fast, but this proved to be a ... More


Dark Carnival

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's revisions and last-minute reconfigurations for Dark Carnival prior to its May 1947 publication. According to August Derleth, Dark Carnival cost more in press ... More


Joe Mugnaini and The Golden Apples of the Sun

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0042
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the collaboration between artist Joseph Mugnaini and Ray Bradbury for the latter's collection of short stories called The Golden Apples of the Sun. Mugnaini was a prolific book ... More


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