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  • Title: Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow
  • Author: Ray Bradbury John Cheever Hortense Calisher Ludwig Bemelmans Shirley Jackson John Keir Cross Christine Noble Govan E.B. White
  • ISBN: 9780553102499
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback

  • Vintage paperback
    Ray Bradbury John Cheever Hortense Calisher Ludwig Bemelmans Shirley Jackson John Keir Cross Christine Noble Govan E.B. White
    American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He became a full time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947 His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences Next came The Illustrated Man and then, in 1953, Fahrenheit 451, 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 published than thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays His short stories have appeared in than 1,000 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 2000, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr Bradbury at the 2000 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 1964 New York World s Fair In 1982 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 1947, 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 2003 On the occasion of his 80th birthday in August 2000, 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.


    Commentaires:

    Paul Bryant
    Contains two of PB's All Time Greats :"In the Penal Colony" by Franz Kafka (1914)There's a completely eerie foreshadowing of concentration camps in this horrible tale, in which the fanatical commandant pedantically explains his unique "execution machine" at great, exhausting length. It's a many-bladed device that contrives to write upon the body of the condemned man the name of the crime he committed. The commandant is distraught that reformers are trying to stop him using it. I should read more [...]

    Michael Burnam-Fink
    Ray Bradbury is an odd duck. Claimed by science fiction on the eternal strength of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, his heart was always with another genre entirely: a nameless thing that I can best approximate as 'weird stories' or perhaps 'slipstream.' Bradbury is obsessed with that liminal moment where the mundane becomes the supernatural, where ordinary life touches some transcending strangeness. This anthology is his collection of writers working in that field--primarily mid-centu [...]

    Bob Rust
    Introduction (Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow) • (1952) • essay by Ray BradburyThe Hour After Westerly • (1947) • short story by Robert M. CoatesHousing Problem • (1944) • short story by Henry Kuttner and C. L. MooreThe Portable Phonograph • (1941) • short story by Walter Van Tilburg ClarkNone Before Me • (1949) • short story by Sidney CarrollPutzi • (1935) • short story by Ludwig BemelmansThe Demon Lover • (1949) • short story by Shirley Jackson Miss Winters [...]

    Ericpegnam Pegnam
    The most interesting storie s in the collection are by sidney Carroll better known as a screenwriter (the Hustler). He is the father of Jonathan Carroll. The one about he poisoner is particularly effective. He wrote an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents "Don't Interrupt" that has always been one ofmy favorites. Most of his scripts were adaptations ( don't interrupt is an original) so it was interesting to read some stories that reflected his own sensibility.

    Sidney Chilis
    Ancient paperback. Writers I have never read or don't remember much except for the big fish. Pleasantly nihilistic and sad and haunting. Enjoy the one about the ventriloquial figure and the false eye. Liked the Robert M. Coates offering too. Very consistent throughout. Bradbury makes a fine editor, which I do not know is a compliment or not.

    wnyg
    Haunting, uncanny, highly entertaining, and timeless indeed. With the exception of two stories, I greatly enjoyed these strange and moral tales and discovered I quite like Bradbury and his peers. Really recommend as there's a handful of stories from popular authors like Franz Kafka, Roald Dahl, Ludwig Bemelmans, E.B. White, and John Steinbeck. One also discovers a handful of more obscure authors who write brilliantly.

    Aaron
    There were two stories in this collection that stood out to me. "The Laocoon Complex" and "The Eight Mistresses" were fun to read, and I thought, very insightful. In "The Laocoon Complex" (written by J. C. Furnas) I found a striking similarity in the plot to another favorite story of mine (the much more modern) "Sphere" (by Michael Crichton). The idea is that someone could manifest life by will. Both stories give an example where it is possible for this to be done, but that our limited knowledge [...]

    Thomasin
    Ray Bradbury writes the introduction to Timeless Stories, proposing that the tales within, "by making a fantasy of a fantasy, by showing us the unreality of reality, remind us of and entertain us with our precarious state of equilibrium." No one knows what exactly that means of course, but it sounds like something I'm all for!My favorite stories of the group include a post-apocalyptic tale of rare surviving books and music (written beautifully. Haunting); a "was he real or wasn't he?" sort of lo [...]

    John Millard
    All enjoyable and a few gems thrown in. I usually do not think of a writer as a reader as well but it makes sense. I often hear that a writer will say "one must write everyday" and upon hearing this just assume that s/he is always writing and never has time to read the works of others. Of course this is silly. Anyway, this collection strikes me as one which Ray could have written himself in that they are stories which resemble his in tone and odd subject matter. Hence I can see why he likes them [...]

    Charles
    Contains a bunch of stories, mostly by known authors although not the biggest names. Many of these are not standard SF but have SF elements. Authors includeRobert CoatesHenry KuttnerWalter Van Tilburg ClarkSidney CarrollLudwig BemelmansShirley JacksonCrhistine GovanHelen EustisJohn CrossJohn SteinbeckJosephine JohnsonJohn GoodwinWessel SmitterRoald DahlJ. C. FurnasChristopher IsherwoodWilliam SansomJohn CheeverHortense CalisherE. B. White,BradburySidney CarolJohn HroldaFranz KafkaRussell Maloney [...]

    Chase Mazo
    This was an interesting book. Some authors had written timeless classics, others hadn't. Some were spooky and strange. Others were boring and off topic. This book is not for the faint of heart and has most of it's story characters going insane or worse. A few stories, for instance the one by Rhoald Dahl made me think. I had to skip a few because they had very little going on. All in all its a good book, and should be read as more of a group than series or novel.

    Joe
    Short stories, collected by Ray Bradbury. For the most part, the stories are sci-fi, but many of them push the boundaries of the genre and a few definitely fall outside the normal realm.Many of the stories are spot on, some of them are near-misses. The batting average is higher than most short story collections I've read, and even the ones that don't work quite so well still have interesting aspects.

    David Allen
    An entertaining collection of 26 fantasy stories, from whimsical to mysterious to horrifying. To woo the unconverted, Bradbury went out of his way to select New Yorker stories and literary authors (Steinbeck, E.B. White, Cheever, Isherwood) who produced something marginally fantastic. Most of these stories still work. And I'm now a fan of Robert M. Coates, whom I'd never heard of.

    David Ivester
    Great collection of short stories with some wicked twists in them. Heavily weighted toward publications from the New Yorker Magazine (do they still publish this brand of macabre short fiction? I rather doubt it.) Altogether brilliant selection by Ray Bradbury.

    Seth Augenstein
    Stories off the beaten track from great and unknown writers. A delight - especially for a dollar at my local used book store.

    Kathy Ferrell
    "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit" is a story that I have never forgotten. Very touching, and oddly humorous. It lingers.

    Jessica
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    John
    No grade. Short stories.

    Sara Avrams
    This a wonderful book of stories.

    Alan
    In English language,Inglise keeles,fiction,short stories,science fiction,sci-fi

    Wyyknot
    Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow by Ray Bradbury (1952)

    The Damsel
    Interesting and fun. Very strange stories at times but I enjoyed it.

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