In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury, who died on June 5, 2011 at the age of 91, inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. A prolific author of hundreds of short stories and close to fifty books, as well as numerous poems, essays, operas, plays, teleplays, and screenplays, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated writers of our time. His groundbreaking works include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, Dandelion Wine, and Something Wicked This Way Comes. He wrote the screen play for John Huston's classic film adaptation of Moby Dick, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's The Ray Bradbury Theater, and won an Emmy for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree. He was the recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, among many honors.
Throughout his life, Bradbury liked to recount the story of meeting a carnival magician, Mr. Electrico, in 1932. At the end of his performance Electrico reached out to the twelve-year-old Bradbury, touched the boy with his sword, and commanded, "Live forever!" Bradbury later said, "I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped."Críticas:
"Bradbury remains a conjurer." -- Time magazine
Bradbury remains a conjurer. --Time magazine
"Ray Bradbury's writing remains as rich and ripe as ever."--Washington Post Times-Herald
"Madness, blackmail, murder and mayhem spell tricks and treats as Bradbury toes the fine line between reality and illusion."--Publishers Weekly
"Bradbury remains a conjurer."--Time magazine
"Ray Bradbury remains a master storyteller, and his writing still cracks my hat."--Chicago Tribune
"An irresistible tale which will be in demand, since it's only Bradbury's second novel since 1963. "--Library Journal
Ray Bradbury s writing remains as rich and ripe as ever. --Washington Post Times-Herald"
Bradbury remains a conjurer. --Time magazine"
Ray Bradbury remains a master storyteller, and his writing still cracks my hat. --Chicago Tribune"
An irresistible tale which will be in demand, since it s only Bradbury s second novel since 1963. --Library Journal"
Madness, blackmail, murder and mayhem spell tricks and treats as Bradbury toes the fine line between reality and illusion. --Publishers Weekly"
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