Ray Bradbury Research Paper

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Bradbury became one of the most honored American authors in the genres of fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery. In the 1950’s many authors were writing motivational novels, but not Bradbury. His desire for fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery set him aside from other authors and he was widely noticed. “When people asked about the purpose of his novels, Bradbury responded, ‘I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it’” (“Ray Bradbury” Encyclopedia). Ray Bradbury was a unique writer, he wrote different novels from everyone else and that it makes him and his writing noticeably different.
Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois in the 1920s. Bradbury decided at the early age of twelve that he was going to become
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He didn't know how to drive so he would walk anywhere he went. One night the police stopped him curiously wondering what he was doing. Bradbury began to wonder if that was the way it was at that time then how would it be in the future. This was the influence to one of his short stories “The Pedestrian” (“Beers, et al.”). The Pedestrian is a interesting story about a man being so wrapped up in his writing that he neglects the person who matters most to him. It is very interesting and suspenseful because of the ways the man goes about things in his life. Although, Bradbury is very credited in the subject of his novels he is also recognized as a poet, playwright, short story writer, and essayist. Not only has Bradbury published more than 30 books, he has also published around 600 short stories, and many plays, poems, and essays. His writing was so magnificent and touching Bradbury was included in the four Best American Short Stories Collection and “...his work has left a lasting impression on American literature.” (“Ray Bradbury” Famous). Bradbury has been awarded many prestigious awards including the O. Henry Memorial Award, the Aviation-Space Writer’s Association Award for Best Space Article in an American Magazine, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award, SF hall of fame …show more content…
Thanks to the encouragement of the late Mr. Bradbury and a number of others, the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies has been able to build a comprehensive multiple-source research archive. The center has also been in partnership with the Kent State University Press, a journal, The New Ray Bradbury Review, and a Modern Language Association seal-approved critical edition, The Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury, an eight-volume series that recovers the seldom-seen earliest versions of his oldest tales. The Ray Bradbury Center also maintains a large research library of Bradbury’s publications, as well as anthologies and reference books for the broader study of science fiction and fantasy. “During the fall of 2013, these resources were suddenly transformed into one of the nation’s premier single-author archives by the arrival of two landmark gifts that, together, comprise most of the working archives and personal artifacts remaining in Mr. Bradbury’s home at the time of his passing in June 2012.” (“Welcome to the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies!”). Upon his request Bradbury's longtime friend and principal bibliographer, Donn Albright, had received all of Bradbury's books and papers, in return he donated

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