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The Illinois Novel

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/9780252036293.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's struggles in developing and marketing the Illinois novel. Under Don Congdon and the Matson Agency, only a few of Bradbury's earlier direct negotiations finally ... More


Bradbury and Modernity

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/9780252036293.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines how Ray Bradbury's disillusionment with modernity led him to take on Modernist themes such as isolation, alienation, the loss of values, and the decline of traditional sources ... More


Farewell Summer

Jonathan R. Eller

in Bradbury Beyond Apollo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043413
eISBN:
9780252052293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0041
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 2006 Bradbury was finally able to complete the Illinois novel that had eluded him for sixty years. Many chapters had been removed and bridged into Dandelion Wine (1957), but the shell remained as ... More


Paradise Postponed

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/9780252036293.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Ray Bradbury's private failures in his first attempts at publishing novel-length fiction during the late 1940s. It first considers Bradbury's belief in writing as a purely ... More


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