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Author Eller, Jonathan R., 1952-

Title Becoming Ray Bradbury / Jonathan R. Eller
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252093356 (electronic bk.)
9780252093357 (electronic bk.)