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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."
 
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Thomas Wolfe! You are not forgotten!!
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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