In the famous Library of America series Ray Bradbury showed up in the list of authors readers would like to see added to the LOA initiative with his own volume.
While Bradbury is not yet on the list to actually be awarded a volume or two, it is fun to know that the LOA is being asked to add him. this series is impressive. I have about 40 of them myself. It would be great to see Ray Bradbury included. I know that a Philip K. Dick volume is due out in a few months. Robert Heinlein is also on the list of authors people would like to have added to the list.
"Missing authors. One of the most enjoyable parts of the survey for us was your response to the question: What author currently missing from The Library of America would you like most to see added to the series? More than 230 authors were mentioned. We are pleased to report that seven of the top 20 are either in production or in development. Here are the top choices, in order of popularity, with those upcoming in LOA in boldface: Ernest Hemingway, John Updike, John Adams, Emily Dickinson, Ambrose Bierce, Ray Bradbury, William Styron, Sherwood Anderson, Shelby Foote, Jack Kerouac, Toni Morrison, T. S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Heinlein, Thomas Pynchon, Upton Sinclair, Thomas Wolfe, Ring Lardner, H. L. Mencken, and J. D. Salinger."
Thomas Wolfe! You are not forgotten!!
I'd forgotten you were a fan of Thomas Wolfe. Which books do you recommend? Do you see any parallels between his writing/themes/style and Bradbury's?
The only two I've read are "Look Homeward, Angel" and "Of Time and the River," and yes, the parallels are pronounced, particularly in use of language and description of mood as much as action.
Wonderful news, and high time! Thanks for posting, Linnl!
Yes, thanks, Linnl! That is the best news I've heard this year!
Just a quick reminder that next week, on September 7, 2021, the Library of America will be publishing a Ray Bradbury collection, NOVELS & STORY CYCLES, which will contain THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, FAHRENHEIT 451, DANDELION WINE, and SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. The collection is edited by Professor Jonathan Eller. For more information, click on the link below:
Hope all are well.
The book is also currently available to order direct from Library of America at 21% off with free shipping: https://www.loa.org/books/659-novels-story-cycles
Dr. Jonathan Eller, Chancellor's Professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, is the Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies. Prof. Eller's studies, teachings, and writings on Ray Bradbury are tremendously in-depth and all personally motivated by the sincere friendship he and his wife Debra shared with the author.
From Waukegan to Los Angeles to Indianapolis, Mr. Bradbury's life, his amazing stories, and countless fascinating artifacts have been wonderfully preserved and presented here:
Our two visits with Dr. and Mrs. Eller were welcoming and very memorable.
Do some review of the IUPUI R.B. Center to get an idea of the magnitude of transporting, catagorizing, and displaying Dr. Eller has accomplished.
Make the trip to UIPUI to experience "Everything RB!" What a pleasure!
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Professor Eller's Note on the Texts (pg. 863) in this volumes states: "The second volume in the set, Selected Stories, will present The Illustrated Man (1951) and The October Country (1955), followed by additional stories from these early decades."
As yet there is no release date on Library of America's website, but there is a sterling appreciation by author Amit Majmudar of Ray Bradbury and this first volume release in their Influences column: https://loa.org/news-and-views...d-next-door-neighborThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Linnl,
Library of America has posted this interview with Professor Eller about the newly released Ray Bradbury: Novels & Story Cycles: https://www.loa.org/news-and-v...-tales?no_lightbox=1
The Library of America, publisher of two excellent books of Ray Bradbury's work, has posted on its website a second interview with Professor Jonathan Eller, editor of the books, as well as an article about Ray's relationship with artist Joseph Mugnaini. To read these articles, click on the link below:
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