The Illustrated Man


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451678185
Category: Fiction
Page: 279
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Eighteen science fiction stories deal with love, madness, and death on Mars, Venus, and in space.

The Illustrated Man


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780380973842
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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He was a riot of rockets and fountains and people, in such intricate detail and color that you could bear the voiced murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body. The Illustrated Man Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. A peerless American storyteller, his oeuvre has been celebrated for decades--from The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 to Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked This Way Comes. The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury --a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin--visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body. The images, ideas, sounds and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast, empty space of stars and blackness ... the sight of gray dust settling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere ... the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father's clothing. Here living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the Grandmaster's premier accomplishments: as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world. He was a riot of rockets and fountains and people, in such intricate detail and color that you could hear the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body. Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. A peerless American storyteller, his oeuvre has been celebrated for decades--from The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 to Dandelion Wine and Something Wicked This Way Comes. THE ILLUSTRATED MAN is classic Bradbury--a collection of tales that breathe and move, animated by sharp, intaken breath and flexing muscle. Here are eighteen startling visions of humankind's destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin--visions as keen as the tattooist's needle and as colorful as the inks that indelibly stain the body. The images, ideas, sounds and scents that abound in this phantasmagoric sideshow are provocative and powerful: the mournful cries of celestial travelers cast out cruelly into a vast, empty space of stars and blackness...the sight of gray dust settling over a forgotten outpost on a road that leads nowhere...the pungent odor of Jupiter on a returning father's clothing. Here living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Ray Bradbury's THE ILLUSTRATEDMAN is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth, widely believed to be one of the Grandmaster's premier accomplishments: as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.

The Illustrated Ray Bradbury

A Structuralist Reading of Bradbury's The Illustrated Man
Author: James Arthur Anderson
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479409995
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 154
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Ray Bradbury was one of the first science fiction writers to achieve both popular success and critical acclaim. His books have not only sold millions of copies, but have been accepted as serious literature in an age when science fiction is still burdened by the stigma of being "pulp literature." This book, a revised and expanded Second Edition of the 1990 chapbook, examines the Ray Bradbury phenomenon through a structuralist reading of five stories from his major collection, The Illustrated Man, together with the narrative framework (the prologue and epilogue), which ties the stories together to form a complete work. The analysis will show some of Bradbury's major literary themes, and highlight the narrative techniques used in his short stories. A first-rate examination of one of science fiction's seminal authors. The Milford Series: Popular Writers of Today, Vol. 77.

Ray Bradbury

A Critical Companion
Author: Robin Anne Reid
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313309014
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 133
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Presents an introduction to the author's life and works and discusses at length eight of Bradbury's major novels.

Ray Bradbury 3-Book Collection: Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008118361
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
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A collection of three of Ray Bradbury’s finest science fiction novels: FAHRENHEIT 451, THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES and THE ILLUSTRATED MAN.

Tattoos, Desire and Violence

Marks of Resistance in Literature, Film and Television
Author: Karin Beeler
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786482535
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Whether they graphically depict an individual’s or a community’s beliefs, express the defiance of authority, or brand marginalized groups, tattoos are a means of interpersonal communication that dates back thousands of years. Evidence of the tattoo’s place in today’s popular culture is all around—in advertisements, on the stereotypical outlaw character in films and television, in supermarket machines that dispense children’s wash-away tattoos, and even in the production of a tattooed Barbie doll. This book explores the tattoo’s role, primarily as an emblem of resistance and marginality, in recent literature, film, and television. The association of tattoos with victims of the Holocaust, slaves, and colonized peoples; with gangs, inmates, and other marginalized groups; and the connection of the tattoo narrative to desire and violence are discussed at length.

Prefiguring Cyberculture

An Intellectual History
Author: Darren Tofts,Annemarie Jonson,Alessio Cavallaro
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262701082
Category: Computers
Page: 328
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A multidisciplinary compilation of essays and other writings explores the antecedents of Internet technology in the works of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Mary Shelley, William Gibson, and others. (Technology)

The Illustrated Guide ... Through the Isle of Man; to which are Added a Directory for Douglas; and a Mona Souvenir. By a Resident


Author: RESIDENT.
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 121
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La feria de las tinieblas


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Minotauro
ISBN: 8445007912
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Dos adolecentes descubren, una noche de octubre, que en unos pocos minutos, unas pocas vueltas en el carrusel de una feria ominosa, pueden apresurar el tiempo y transformarse en adultos, o en viejos centenarios, o ir hacia atrás y volver a los balbuceos de la primera infancia..

Las doradas manzanas del sol


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788445076026
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Veintidós relatos, todos encantadores. Desde relatos de pequeñas ciudades, naves espaciales, e incluso serpientes marinas, Bradbury conjura poderosas imágenes para asombrarnos, algunos con giros asombrosos, otros no, pero todos y cada uno poseen cierto encanto. Desde el primer relato el lector es transportado al universo ilimitado de Bradbury; no en una realidad mundana, sino en fantásticos viajes a través del tiempo y del espacio. Esta particular colección fue originalmente realizada en 1953, y sigue manteniendo su actualidad; y es aquí donde reside lo maravilloso de este libro, que trata sobre la gente y los sentimientos.

El país de octubre


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8445001043
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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El país donde siempre está haciéndose tarde. El país donde las colinas son niebla y los ríos neblina; donde el mediodía pasa rápidamente, donde se demoran la oscuridad y el crepúsculo, y la medianoche no se mueve. El país que es principalmente sótanos, subsótanos, carboneras, armarios, altillos, y despensas alejadas del sol. El país que habita gentes de otoño, que sólo tienen pensamientos otoñales. Gentes que pasan por las aceras desiertas con un sonido de lluvia...

Something Wicked This Way Comes


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575087331
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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It's the week before Hallowe'en, and Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois. The siren song of the calliope entices all with promises of youth regained and dreams fulfilled . . . And as two boys trembling on the brink of manhood set out to explore the mysteries of the dark carnival's smoke, mazes and mirrors, they will also discover the true price of innermost wishes . . .

The Stories of Ray Bradbury


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 9780307269058
Category: Fiction
Page: 1059
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A volume of 100 top-selected stories by the iconic writer includes Martian tales, pieces inspired by life in Mexico and offbeat reminiscences of a childhood in Green Town, Illinois. By the National Medal of Arts-winning author of Fahrenheit 451.

Fantasmas de lo nuevo


Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 9788445001059
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Los temas más celebrados de Ray Bradbury reaparecen en esta colección con una renovada vitalidad: el tiempo ambiguo, ilusorio, intimidante; los automóviles, a veces destinados a complacer instintos destructivos; las máquinas, respuestas a las esperanzas y necesidades del hombre y también inesperadas y graves amenazas.

Science Fiction Voices # 2

Interviews with Science-fiction Writers
Author: Jeffrey M. Elliot
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0893702374
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 63
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Jeffrey M. Elliot interviews five writers of science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, A. E. van Vogt, Poul Anderson, and Robert Silverberg. With an introduction by Richard A. Lupoff.