Hello, again, Cobblers!
Today in literary history: the birth of author Ray Bradbury.
I think it might be impossible to not have at least heard of Bradbury, but if you haven’t, don’t fret. There’s plenty of resources that will allow you to take a look at his work.
If you’re interested in learning more about him as an author, as well as a human, check out my compilation of all things Bradbury below.
First up, we have, as per usual, an interview from the Paris Review: ” Ray Bradbury, The Art of Fiction No. 203″.
Bradbury is such a star that he even has a whole area of study devoted to just him at Indiana University: “The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies”.
If you’re a fan of Fahrenheit 451, or simply appreciate artistic talent, Brain Pickings has a feature on famed illustrator Ralph Steadman’s illustrations he created for the 50th anniversary of the novel: “Ralph Steadman’s Rare and Rapturous Illustrations for Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451“.
To end off Bradbury’s birthday, I chose an animated video of a ‘lost’ interview with Bradbury: “Ray Bradbury on Madmen“.
No better way to enjoy a Saturday than with some prose.
Don’t forget: today is a double cobblestone day! If you missed the post on Dorothy Parker, be sure to check it out: “August 22: Birth of Dorothy Parker.”