Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 was first published 68 years ago, and the first film adaptation was produced in 1966, but its messages remain surprisingly relevant today. Although many interpreted it as merely a story about government censorship, Bradbury himself characterized the work as a statement on the dumbing-down effect of television. (more…)
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Monsters, Madness & Memories:
The Creepy Flash Fiction of Gregory Miller
Scaring the Crows: 21 Tales for Noon or Midnight
Illustrations by John Randal York
Pittsburgh: West Arcadia Press, 2014
English original here
Ray Bradbury, spisovatel nejlépe známý díky románůmMarťanská kronika, 451 stupňů Fahrenheita, a autor stovek dalších povídek, zemřel 5. června 2012 ve věku 91 let. S jeho osobou ztrácí Amerika nejen jednoho ze svých nejlepších spisovatelů, ale také jednoho z našich posledních skutečných spisovatelů.
Czech translation here
Ray Bradbury, the writer best known for his novels The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, as well as a hundreds of short stories, passed away on Tuesday, June 5 at the age of 91. With him we have lost not only one of America’s greatest writers, but also one of our last genuine writers.
However, I don’t use either of these words – genuine or writer – lightly. (more…)
Whatever happened to the Age of Anxiety? In the post-war years, intellectuals left and right were constantly telling us — left and right — that we were living in an age of breakdown and decay. (more…)