Ray Bradbury: A Lifetime of Wonder and Imagination
Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois to parents
Leonard Bradbury and Esther Moberg Bradbury. In 1934, his family moved to Los
Angeles where Bradbury began to write stories and poetry. His first sale of work came
when the George Burns/Gracie Allen Radio Comedy Show picked up one of his sketches.
During high school he further developed his literary passion when he became interested in
theater. After high school he plunged into science-fiction writings, and the rest is history
Ray Bradbury is an accomplished American novelist, short-story writer, essayist,
playwright, screenwriter, and poet. His writing style is like none other. Some say he is a
science fiction writer; however, others argue that he merely uses the far-out setting to
criticize racism, censorship, technology, nuclear war, and humanistic values. All of his
work closely relates to his life and the personal experiences he has gone through.
early life in Illinois and Arizona influenced his first writings. This was a time when he first
started experimenting with writing. Second, Bradbury's writing style relates to his past
experiences, because he said that he learned to write recalling past experiences. During
this period of time, Bradbury began to discover himself as a writer. He developed his own
style and process for writing. Lastly, his major works represent the feelings of Americans
during the era in which he wrote. The Martian Chronicles, his first well known novel, and
still one of his best known novels, is a great example of this because it relates to the
readers emotions about atomic warfare during the World War II era.
Ray Bradbury's early life in Illinois and Arizona influenced his first writing. There
are many examples that show how he transforms...