Ray Bradbury – one of the greatest science-fiction writer.
This presentation has the following aims:• Report to you some basic information about Ray Bradbury.• Familiarize you with Bradbury’s works.• Induce you to read books written by Ray Bradbury.
Short biography.Ray Douglas Bradbury was born in Waukegan,Illinois, on August 22, 1920.He was the third son of Leonard Spaulding Bradburyand Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury. They gave himthe middle name "Douglas," after the actor,Douglas Fairbanks.Bradburys early childhood in Waukegan wascharacterized by his loving extended family. Theseformative years provided the foundations for boththe author and his stories.Between 1926 and 1933, the Bradbury familymoved back and forth between Waukegan andTucson, Arizona. In 1931, young Ray began writinghis own stories on butcher paper.
Once read, his words are never forgotten. His best-known and most beloved books -- The MartianChronicles, The Illustrated Man, Fahrenheit 451, andSomething Wicked This Way Comes -- aremasterworks that readers carry with them over alifetime.
Ray Bradbury’s hobbies. Almost nobody knew that Bradbury had passion fordrawing. He took his pictures to his best friend, who showedthem after Bradbury’s death. Here they are: «Halloween Tree-II» «Halloween Tree»
Facts that you didn’t know before.Ray Bradburys work has beenincluded in several BestAmerican Short Storycollections. He has beenawarded the O. HenryMemorial Award, the BenjaminFranklin Award, the WorldFantasy Award for LifetimeAchievement, the Grand MasterAward from the Science FictionWriters of America, and the PENCenter USA West LifetimeAchievement Award, amongothers.
Facts that you didn’t know before.In Bradbury’s family was alegend that their great-great-grandmother was awitch. So she was burnt in1692 in the Great Salem’sprocess.
Facts that you didn’t know before.The Martian Chroniclesintroduces Ray Bradbury’schildhood dreams and fearof Cold War.
Facts that you didn’t know before.Ray Bradbury hadn’t gotany proper education,because his family hadn’tdisposed enough moneyto pay for him .
Facts that you didn’t know before.Ray Bradbury wroteseveral screen playsfor Alfred Hitchcock.
Facts that you didn’t know before.Recently in America wasestablished literaryaward by name of RayBradbury.
Facts that you didn’t know before.Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit451 at the UCLA library, ontypewriters that rented for 10cents a half hour. He said hecarried a sack full of dimes tothe library and completed thebook in nine days, at a cost of$9.80.
Facts that you didn’t know before.Bradburys literary style washoned in pulp magazines andinfluenced by ErnestHemingway and ThomasWolfe, and he became the rarescience fiction writer treatedseriously by the literary world.
Ray Bradbury’s quotations:• "I have been inspired by libraries and the magic they contain and the people that they represent."• "I hate all politics. I dont like either political party. One should not belong to them -- one should be an individual, standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking."
Ray Bradbury’s quotations:“The great thing about my life is that everything Ive done is a result of what I was when I was 12 or 13”. "If someone tells you to do something for money, tell them to go to hell“.
Conclusion…Ray Bradbury died Wednesday morning in LosAngeles at the age of 91.But he still alive in readers heart….. Picture painted by Ray Bradbury.