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The Subject of Mars

David Seed

in Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038945
eISBN:
9780252096907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038945.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's writings on Mars, with a particular focus on The Martian Chronicles (1950). It covers his discovery of Edgar Rice Burroughs' fiction at the age of ten; his early ... More


The Miracle Year: Winter and Spring

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/9780252036293.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Ray Bradbury's auspicious year as a writer during the winter and spring of 1950. Between the fall of 1949 and the fall of 1950, Bradbury submitted major works such as The ... More


Critical Praise, Private Worries

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/9780252036293.003.0037
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Ray Bradbury's anxiety about long fiction amid critical praise in 1951. By the time Bradbury's Miracle Year had run its course, he had successfully built a new story ... More


The Miracle Year: Summer and Fall

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/9780252036293.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Ray Bradbury's phenomenal year as a writer during the summer and fall of 1950. A chance meeting with Christopher Isherwood at a Los Angeles bookstore in early July 1950 ... More


Becoming Ray Bradbury

Jonathan R. Eller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book 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. It measures the ... More


The Last Night of the World

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/9780252036293.003.0047
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reflects on Ray Bradbury's career, describing him as a writer who never really fit the genres he was assigned to. It begins with a discussion of Fahrenheit 451, a novel that illustrates ... More


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