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Eller, Jonathan R. 1952-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 4,373 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  Satire  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Short stories, American  Drama  Dystopias  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3503.R167, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan R Eller
Becoming Ray Bradbury by Jonathan R Eller( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming Ray Bradbury chronicles the making of an iconic American writer by exploring Ray Bradbury's childhood and early years of his long life in fiction, film, television, radio, and theater.-publisher description
Ray Bradbury : the life of fiction by Jonathan R Eller( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ray Bradbury: The Life of Fiction is the first comprehensive textual, bibliographical, and cultural study of sixty years of Bradbury's fiction. Drawing on correspondence with his publishers, agents, and friends, as well as archival manuscripts, The Life of Fiction examines the story of Bradbury's authorship over more than a half-century, from his earliest writings, which include The Martian Chronicles, to his most recently published novel, Let's All Kill Constance. It shows in detail the often devious and unsuspected interconnections between his unpublished fiction, his story collections, and his most celebrated novels." "The Life of Fiction focuses on the nature of Bradbury's authorship, exploring his profound involvement with the life of "carnival" as a textual process as well as a thematic concern in his writings, and each chapter of this book delves more deeply into how this process of meaning has shaped Bradbury's technique over the years. Bradbury's authorship is finally seen as occupying a unique position in our literary landscape - one that operates on the borders of popular entertainment and serious literature." "Ray Bradbury: The Life of Fiction will be welcomed by Bradbury fans and scholar, adding greatly to the understanding of his work and affecting the way Bradbury is read."--Jacket
A pleasure to burn : Fahrenheit 451 stories by Ray Bradbury( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains stories and novellas which were the precursors to, and show the evolution of, the full-length classic novel Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury unbound by Jonathan R Eller( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fully established in the slick magazines, award-winning, and on the brink of placing Fahrenheit 451 in the American canon, Ray Bradbury entered the autumn of 1953 as a literary figure transcending fantasy and science fiction. Here, author Eller continues the story begun in his acclaimed Becoming Ray Bradbury, following the beloved writer's evolution from a short story master to a multi-media creative force and outspoken visionary. Drawn into screenwriting by the opportunity to adapt Moby Dick for film, Bradbury soon established himself in Hollywood's vast and overlapping film and television empires. The work swallowed up creative energy once devoted to literary pursuits and often left Bradbury frustrated with studio executives. Yet his successes endowed him with the gravitas to emerge as a much-sought-after cultural commentator. His passionate advocacy in Life magazine and other media outlets validated the U.S. space program's mission--a favor repaid when NASA's astronauts gathered to meet Bradbury during his 1967 visit to Houston. Over time, his public addresses and interviews allowed him to assume the role of a dreamer of futures, voicing opinions on technology, the moon landing, and humanity's ultimate destiny. Eller draws on many years of interviews with Bradbury as well as an unprecedented access to personal papers and private collections, to portray the origins and outcomes of Bradbury's countless creative endeavors. The result is the definitive story of how a great American author helped shape his times.--From publisher description
The collected stories of Ray Bradbury : a critical edition by Ray Bradbury( Book )

in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom
Match to flame : the fictional paths to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Bradbury didn't sit down one day and write his classic novel on Censorship Fahrenheit 451 (1953). He began tinkering with the idea in short stories and novellas as early as 1943. Match to Flame includes all the short stories and novellas (including several previously unpublished) that led to his writing Fahrenheit 451. The book leads with "The Library" in 1943 and ends with the novellas "The Fireman" published in 1951
Summer morning, summer night by Ray Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As intoxicating as Bradbury's legendary Dandelion Wine, the 27 new and old stories in this potent collection resonate with timeless power. All set in Green Town, Ill., the vintage highlights include "Miss Bidwell," a sweet romance about a spinster and the delayed homecoming of her first love; the brilliant "The Screaming Woman," featuring the wide-eyed first person narration of a frantic 10-year-old who discovers a woman's premature burial; and "At Midnight, in the Month of June," in which a killer plays a demented game of hide and seek. Contemporary one-page shorts such as "The River that Went to the Sea" and "The Projector" round out a lyrical feast with the savor of "apricots and fresh apples and as water tastes when you rise at night and walk into a dark warm summer kitchen and drink from a cool tin cup.""--Publishers weekly, starred review
Mustard gas and roses : the life & works of Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007 by Bloomington) Lilly Library (Indiana University( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected stories of Ray Bradbury : a critical edition, volume 2 : 1943-1944 by Ray Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected stories of Ray Bradbury : a critical edition by Ray Bradbury( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical edition of W.D. Howell's My literary passions by Jonathan R Eller( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Floreat : Ray Bradbury and Bernard Berenson by Jonathan R Eller( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected stories : a critical edition by Ray Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A medicine for melancholy by Ray Bradbury( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of short stories written by Ray Bradbury that explore the imagination ranging from science fiction to old fashioned ice cream socials
The new Ray Bradbury review( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Ray Bradbury review( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each previous The New Ray Bradbury Review, prepared and edited by the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, examines the impact of Bradbury's writings on American culture and his legacy as one of the master storytellers of his time. The late Ray Bradbury's metaphor-rich imagination led to a prolific and highly influential career spanning seven decades, but it also left a decades long field of deferred fragmentary fictions and story ideas that would remain unfulfilled creations. For Number 4, William F. Touponce, founding editor emeritus of the Review, has gathered and introduced fascinating examples of story ideas, brief story openings and endings, and extended story openings that will forever remain dreams deferred. The fragments presented in this issue illustrate Bradbury's progressive stages of creativity during story composition, and to that end some of the physical elements of presentation are preserved in layout. The selections are followed by a list of recent discoveries that supplement the comprehensive checklist of known fragments included in previous editions of the Review. Number 4 concludes with Jonathan Eller's Fragmentary Futures, a survey of Bradbury's surviving preliminary outlines and projected timetables for future books tenuous documents that convey a sense of the instability lurking beneath Bradbury's solid and enduring achievements as a masterful teller of tales. Number 4 of the Review completes the all archival presentation begun with Number 3, which focused on the thematic range of the surviving fragments. The story openings presented in Number 4 reveal the hidden tension between Bradbury's subconscious inspirations and the stifling effects of his own self-conscious thoughts the more logical thought patterns that he desperately tried to hold at bay during the few hours it would take him to complete an initial draft. Time and again, rational thought extinguished the initial sub-conscious upwelling of character and scene, causing him to set these fragments aside for a day that never came. The New Ray Bradbury Review and the multivolume Collected Stories of Ray Bradbury are the primary publications of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, the major archive of Bradbury's writings located at Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI)
The essential Peirce selected philosophical writings. Volume 2, 1893-1913 by Charles S Peirce( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ray Bradbury : the life of fiction
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A pleasure to burn : Fahrenheit 451 storiesThe collected stories of Ray Bradbury : a critical editionMatch to flame : the fictional paths to Fahrenheit 451Summer morning, summer nightThe collected stories of Ray Bradbury : a critical editionThe essential Peirce selected philosophical writings. Volume 2, 1893-1913