i am a student. i am doing a topic about how dandelion wine is an autobiography on ray bradbury's own childhood. anybody got any ideas that could help me???
What grade level is this for? What research have you done so far? Has your teacher/instructor/professor offered any beginning direction?
In his introduction to the recent hardcover printing of Dandelion Wine, Bradbury talks clearly about how this book came to be and that it is a reflection of memories of his own life. The introduction is called, "Just This Side of Byzantium: An Introduction".
"Dandelion Wine". Ray Bradbury. William Morrow, NY. 2001.
This essay/editorial is repeated in Bradbury's "Zen in the Art of Writing". Joshua Odell Editions, Santa Barbara. 1996.
This should help you get started.
much appreciated. I am in a grade 10 english challenge class. I have to do approximately a 15 minute presentation of how it is an autobiography of his own life. so far I have found that douglas spalding's name comes from ray's middle name (douglas) and his father's middle name (spalding). I also know that bradbury grew up in Wikanawa or something like that. I also know that he was heavily influenced by the carnivals and his imagination was affected with a lot of "magical" stuff. So far that's what I have. Some other stuff as well. I'm not sure what I can talk about for 15 minutes though. thanks for your help.
Do you, or does your school library, have access to:
Bradbury, An Illustrated Life: A Journey to Far Metaphor. by Jerry Weist.William Morrow, NY. 2002
This may be helpful.
I'll have to check, thanks for your help. I should be able to make a better presentation now.
i looked up the book in my library but i do not have it. thanks anyways.
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