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Ray Bradbury

1920-

American science fiction writer

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Ray Douglas Bradbury ( Waukegan , 22 August 1920 - Los Angeles , June 5 2012 ) was a writer U.S. , innovator of the genre fiction , in his career he was also screenwriter film .

Born in Waukegan, Illinois , in 1920 , the son of an electrical worker and a housewife of Swedish origins in 1934 as a result of the Great Depression during which the father was unemployed, he moved to California , where he discovered the world of science fiction , enough to start writing some stories on magazines. Among his early works there are also crime novels and noir .
In 1950 collected in a single volume his Martian Chronicles , which got a huge international success not yet affected by the passing of years.

The following year, followed the masterpiece that is best remembered, Fahrenheit 451 , a sort of eulogy to read set in a society dystopian , which also became a film of the same name directed by successful François Truffaut . In subsequent years, Bradbury began his career of screenwriter began with the white whale Moby Dick by John Huston , without forgetting his career as a novelist . In fact, remember the big world out there , The wonders of the can , I Sing the Body Electric! , Country of October , the people of autumn , traveling time , the ambitious yellow Death in Venice and the lightest Cemetery of Fools and The golden apples of the sun .

In the last years of his life proved to be unfavorable to books in electronic format , so as to prevent their works to be published in digital form. Only in 2011 has permitted the publication in electronic form his most successful novel, Fahrenheit 451 , claiming, however, prefer the paper.
On 5 June 2012 , aged 91, died in Los Angeles , in the villa where he had retired in the last years of his life.

On 22 August 2012, scientists at NASA involved in the project Mars Science Laboratory have given the name of Bradbury Landing  to the landing on Mars rover Curiosity , which took place August 6, 2012.

Works

Picnic On The One Million Years ( The Million Year Picnic , 1946)
The Martian Chronicles ( The Martian Chronicles , 1950) - Anthology
The game of the planets ( The Illustrated Man , 1951) - Anthology (new title: The Illustrated Man )
Fahrenheit 451 ( Fahrenheit 451 , 1953) (new title: The year of the phoenix )
The golden apples of the sun ( The Golden Apples of the Sun , 1953) - Anthology
Country of October ( The October Country , 1955) - Anthology
Summer Magic ( Dandelion Wine , 1957)
The end of the beginning ( A Medicine for Melancholy , 1959) - Anthology
The people of autumn ( Something Wicked This Way Comes , 1962), BUR, tr. Remo Alessi
The machines of happiness ( The Machineries of Joy , 1964) - Anthology
The Body Electric ( I Sing the Body Electric! , 1969) - Anthology (new title: I sing the body electric! )
The Halloween Tree ( The Halloween Tree , 1972)
The beautiful cream-colored suit and other plays ( The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and Other Plays , 1972) - Anthology
Long after midnight ( Long After Midnight , 1975) - Anthology
Fahrenheit 451 - Theatrical adaptation ( Fahrenheit 451 - Stage Adaptation , 1979), Elliot Edizioni , tr. Capuani Monica and Daniel D'Angelo
Dinosaurs ( Dinosaur Tales , 1983) - Anthology
Death in Venice ( Death Is a Lonely Business , 1985) (new title: Death is a lonely business ), Rizzoli, tr. Giuseppe Lippi
34 Stories , 1985 - Anthology (new title: The big world out there )
Homicide vintage , 1986 - Anthology
Zen in the art of writing ( Zen in the Art of Writing , 1986) - non-fiction
Time traveler ( The Toynbee Convector , 1988) - Anthology
Madness is a crystal coffin ( A Graveyard for Lunatics , 1990) (new title: The cemetery of Fools ), Rizzoli, tr. Andrea Terzi
Green Shadows, White Whale ( Green Shadow, White Whale , 1992)
The flowers of Mars ( Quicker than the Eye , 1996) - Anthology
Ahmed and machines oblivion ( Ahmed and the Oblivion Machines : A Fable, 1998)
Returning from the dust ( From the Dust Returned , 2001), Mondadori, tr. Giuseppe Lippi
Constance against all ( Let's All Kill Constance , 2002), Mondadori, tr. Giuseppe Lippi
Farewell to summer ( Farewell Summer , 2006), Mondadori, tr. Giuseppe Lippi
Now and forever ( Now and Forever , 2012), Mondadori, tr. Tania Di Bernardo


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