❰Read❯ ➵ Fahrenheit 451 Author Ray Bradbury – Heartforum.co.uk Guy Montag is a fireman In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commod Guy Montag is a fireman In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hiddenMontag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television family But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people did not live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of televisionWhen Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever Kindle Edition ñ Fahrenheit 451 ePUB Ä known.
Ray Douglas Bradbury, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August , in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on LA street corners from to , spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He became a full time writer in , and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in , which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences Next came The Illustrated Man and Kindle Edition ñ Fahrenheit 451 ePUB Ä then, in , Fahrenheit , which many consider to be Bradbury s masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state Other works include The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric , Quicker Than the Eye, and Driving Blind In all, Bradbury has publishedthan thirty books, close to short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays His short stories have appeared inthan , school curriculum recommended reading anthologies Ray Bradbury s work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections He has been awarded the O Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others In November , the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr Bradbury at the National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright , and has won an Emmy Award for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree He adapted sixty five of his stories for television s Ray Bradbury Theater He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the New York World s Fair In he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro Disney, France Married since , Mr Bradbury and his wife Maggie lived in Los Angeles with their numerous cats Together, they raised four daughters and had eight grandchildren Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of On the occasion of his th birthday in August , Bradbury said, The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me The feeling I have every day is very much the same as it was when I was twelve In any event, here I am, eighty years old, feeling no different, full of a great sense of joy, and glad for the long life that has been allowed me I have good plans for the next ten or twenty years, and I hope you ll come along.
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