Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury, New Edition

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, 2008 - Book burning in literature - 142 pages
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- Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism - Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index - An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.
 

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Ray Bradbury creates a world in which owning literature is a crime. In this world, firefighters are called to burn books. One such firefighter finds himself at odds with his beliefs, after he discovers books & decides to do something about it. This is a timeless classic. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Mass Degradation of Humanity and Massive Contradictions in Bradburys Vision of America in Fahrenheit 451
3
Ray Bradbury and the NineteenthCentury American Romance
19
Oral and Literate Culture in Fahrenheit 451 and A Canticle for Leibowitz
31
Exile as Rational Decision
43
Burning Bright
55
The Mirror and SelfExamination in Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451
63
Fahrenheit 451 1953
71
The Allegory of the Cave in Fahrenheit 451
81
Fahrenheit 451
91
Chronology
115
Contributors
119
Bibliography
121
Acknowledgments
125
Index
127
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Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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