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A Republic of Letters in the Modern Age

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Kirk’s friendships with Robert Nisbet, Leo Strauss, Flannery O’Connor, Eric Voegelin, and Ray Bradbury. It also tells the disastrous story of Kirk’s creation and editing of a ... More


Out of The Science Fiction Ghetto

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/9780252038945.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Ray Bradbury's creation of a kind of science fiction (SF) beyond the genre ghetto of the 1940s. The discussions cover his fascination with film; his early; his mentors; his ... More


Bradbury on Space

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/9780252038945.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's writings on space. Throughout his career, Bradbury expressed his sense of writing in the Space Age, a time which he felt was characterized by the visual sublime, ... More


The Wheel of Fortune

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/9780252036293.003.0041
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Ray Bradbury's continued relationship with his mentors, offering advice to them while affecting the tone and diction of his apprentice years. In early 1952 William F. Nolan ... More


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


Fahrenheit 451 in Contexts

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/9780252038945.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and its dystopian contexts. The novel widely is recognized as a classic among postwar American dystopias. It belongs in that body of science ... More


Time Flies

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/9780252043413.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter documents Bradbury’s collaboration with composer-lyricist Jimmy Webb on a new 1989 musical stage version of Dandelion Wine, and the subsequent series of performances at Kermit Christman’s ... More


Robot Museums

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/9780252043413.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Bradbury’s spring 1980 trip to Washington, D.C. rekindled his relationship with the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum and resulted in a detailed treatment for a new planetarium show titled “The Great ... More


Beyond the Iron Curtain

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/9780252043413.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ray and Maggie Bradbury’s winter 1990 stay in Paris began as Bradbury successfully negotiated a fortieth anniversary hardbound edition of The Martian Chronicles from Doubleday. Chapter 26 also ... More


A Poet’s Heart

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/9780252043413.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In 1985 Bradbury was invited to testify before the National Commission on Space. Chapter 23 opens with Bradbury’s testimony highlights, which trace his notion that the life force expressed in the ... 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 ABCs of Science Fiction

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/9780252043413.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 30 opens with a surprise proposal from Planetary Society founders Carl Sagan and Louis Friedman to send a digitized copy of works by the ABC authors—Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke—to Mars in ... More


Closing the Book

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/9780252043413.003.0046
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 45 concludes Bradbury Beyond Apollo with an assessment of his legacy, prefaced by an account of the memorial to Bradbury staged by the Planetary Society as the Mars rover Curiosity landed in ... 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


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


Hollywood at Last

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/9780252036293.003.0044
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the new and largely unexpected opportunities that were beginning to open for Ray Bradbury in Hollywood during the 1950s. During the summer and fall of 1952, Bradbury was able to ... More


Introduction

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/9780252043413.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The volume introduction describes how Bradbury Beyond Apollo takes up the threads of the author’s life from Becoming Ray Bradbury and Ray Bradbury Unbound, seeking to follow the patterns he wove ... More


The Great Shout of the Universe

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/9780252043413.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

“The Great Shout of the Universe,” Bradbury’s planetarium scenario for the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, proved too far removed from the more factual presentation that the Smithsonian expected, and ... More


“My Name Is Dark”

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/9780252043413.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 18 centers on the 1982 filming of Something Wicked This Way Comes by Disney Studios, and the 1982-1983 reshooting and reediting stages of production. Producer Peter Douglas and his father ... More


Forms of Things Unknown

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/9780252043413.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Bradbury advanced his visionary role through his keynote address for NASA’s 1987 Goddard Memorial Dinner. Chapter 24 documents how he established a balance between criticism and motivation in spite ... More


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