Becoming Ray Bradbury

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Product Details

Price
$34.95
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
Publish Date
August 04, 2011
Pages
324
Dimensions
6.45 X 1.1 X 9.57 inches | 1.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780252036293
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About the Author

Jonathan R. Eller is a Chancellor's Professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI), the senior textual editor of the Institute for American Thought, and director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at IUPUI. His books Becoming Ray Bradbury and Ray Bradbury Unbound were each finalists for the Locus Award in the Nonfiction category.​

Reviews

"A richly contextualized interpretation of Ray Bradbury's personal experience, his intellectual and artistic life, and the cultural milieu in which his gifts developed. Becoming Ray Bradbury will be the definitive account of Bradbury's development as a writer."--David Mogen, author of Wilderness Visions: The Western Theme in Science Fiction Literature

"Jonathan R. Eller traces a wide variety of influences on Ray Bradbury's work, offering a detailed literary and cultural genealogy. Utterly compelling, this book contains a substantial amount of new material that will be invaluable for future scholars of Bradbury's work."--Gary K. Wolfe, author of Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature

Eller shows how Bradbury found his vocation in a private world of mimeographed fanzines and couch-surfing, of transcontinental trips to the very first SF conventions, of the intense rivalries and controversies of a small enclosed world. . . . Eller's excellent account makes clear that one of the reasons why Bradbury came to seem an important new voice is that he was never as naive a writer as literary patrons such as Christopher Isherwood and Aldous Huxley may have assumed."Times Literary Supplement

Every page is packed with fascinating material about one of this country's most beloved writers.--The Washington Post, Michael Dirda


A stunningly good examination of what in Ray's life turned him into the unique, individual writer he became.--Huffington Post

A very Bradburyian biography.--SFRA Review

Eller's work is thorough and enlightening on the subject of one of science fiction's greatest minds. Highly recommended not just for Bradbury fans but for all students of science fiction.--Library Journal


A treasury of otherwise unavailable information. . . . Fans of Bradbury will find this book a fascinating and revealing look into his life and work.--Science Fiction Studies



In great and always fascinating detail, Eller chronicles the journey Bradbury took from his youth to his early middle years. . . . [A] fine and important book.--Neworld Review