Ray Bradbury (Modern Masters o...

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As much as any individual, Ray Bradbury brought science fiction’s ideas into the mainstream. Yet he transcended the genre in both form and popularity, using its trappings to explore timely social concerns and the kaleidoscope of human experience while in the process becoming one of America’s most beloved authors. David Seed follows Bradbury’s long career from the early short story masterpieces through his work in a wide variety of broadcast and film genres to the influential cultural commentary he spread via essays, speeches, and interviews. Mining Bradbury’s classics and hard-to-find archival, literary, and cultural materials, Seed analyzes how the author’s views on technology, authoritarianism, and censorship affected his art; how his Midwest of dream and dread brought his work to life; and the ways film and television influenced his creative process and visually-oriented prose style. The result is a passionate statement on Bradbury’s status as an essential literary writer deserving of a place in the cultural history of his time.

About the Author

David Seed is a professor of American literature at Liverpool University. He is author of Brainwashing: The Fictions of Mind Control and Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction.

Additional information

Cover-Types

Paperback

Distributors

Bhrikuti Pustak

ISBN/ISSN

9780252080586

Language

English

Pages

207

Publishers

University of Illionis Press

Year of Publication

2015 A.D

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