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ISBN: 0671037706
Author: Ray Bradbury
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd (June 30, 2000)
Pages: 239
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 149
Size Fb2: 1901 kb
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Books by Ray Bradbury. Just this side of byzantium: an introduction. This book, like most of my books and stories, was a surprise.

Books by Ray Bradbury. I began to learn the nature of such surprises, thank God, when I was fairly young as a writer. Before that, like every beginner, I thought you could beat, pummel, and thrash an idea into existence.

Читать онлайн книгу Dandelion Wine (Ray Bradbury): Dandelion Wine takes us into the summer of 1928, and to all the wondrous and magical events in the life of a 12-year-old Midwestern boy named Douglas Spaulding. This tender, openly affectionate story of a young man’s voyage of discovery is certainly more mainstream than exotic. JUST THIS SIDE OF BYZANTIUM an introduction. This book like most of my books and stories, was a surprise.

Dandelion Wine is a 1957 novel by Ray Bradbury, taking place in the summer of 1928 in the fictional town of Green Town, Illinois, based upon Bradbury's childhood home of Waukegan, Illinois. The novel developed from the short story "Dandelion Wine" which appeared in the June 1953 issue of Gourmet magazine. The title refers to a wine made with dandelion petals and other ingredients, commonly citrus fruit

Ray Bradbury - Dandelion Wine. Dandelion Wine takes us into the summer of 1928, and to all the wondrous and magical events in the life of a 12-year-old Midwestern boy named Douglas Spaulding.

Ray Bradbury - Dandelion Wine. World-renowned fantasist Ray Bradbury has on several occasions stepped outside the arenas of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. An unabashed romantic, his first novel in 1957 was basically a love letter to his childhood. No walking dead or spaceships to Mars here.

Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels

Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. DANDELION WINE stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a l recollection of a magical small town summer in 1928. Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits.

Ray Bradbury's book, Dandelion Wine is nearly perfect. Definitely, time well spent.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Ray Bradbury August 22nd 1922 - June 5th, 2012 When Ray Bradbury died reactions came from everywhere including from President Obama. Surprising to me, few mentioned the one of his works that meant so much to me and affected my life so deeply. While he was most known to the general public for his science fiction, I found his mostly autobiographical novel Dandelion Wine to be the most impactful.

Free Online Study Guide for Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. The defining theme of Dandelion Wine is the struggle between life and death, between the joys of human experience and the inevitable surrender to mortality. How can one enjoy life, knowing it will end?

Free Online Study Guide for Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. Previous Page Table of Contents Next Page Downloadable, Printable Version. Dandelion wine: literary analysis. How can one enjoy life, knowing it will end? What good are simple human pleasures if there is so much suffering and death in the world? These issues are universal, and risk becoming grandiose with little productive thought - but Bradbury often scales back the cosmic scope of this issue with related minor themes.

Explore Ray Bradbury's l story about the magical summer of 1928. The joys of summer jump from every page of Ray Bradbury’s classic, Dandelion Wine, first published in 1957. Bradbury tells the story from the perspective of Douglas Spalding, a twelve-year-old in Green Town, Illinois. This energetic and inquisitive schoolboy spends the summer of 1928 exploring the magic of this small fictional city, in a time before radio or television transformed the American experience. Douglas’ only technological aid is a sharpened pencil and a notebook, on which he lists all of his summer experiences lest he lose track of them.

Dandelion wine was a story about a twelve-year old boy named, Douglas Spaulding. Douglas was just a typical twelve year old boy, who lived to play, run around.

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Oppebro
That would take an entire page! Absolutely one of my favorite reads. Now reading it again with my adult grandson (who lives in Europe)....on very long distance calls of over 2 hours.....we read paragraphs back and forth...relate our own "Dandelion WIne" summers. Now we're writing our experiences out and placing the pages between the pages that "take us back"....he is so taken by the story ...he has to continually stop reading because his own memory kicks in....as does mine....I return to the "Blueberry Summers" of my youth....and find the time not so long past.
Dont_Wory
Ray Bradbury is my favorite writer of all-time. Dandelion Wine is the tale of a small-town summer in 1928, told through the eyes of the colorful characters who inhabit it. There is a boy and his brother, awakening to consciousness of the enormous scope of being alive. No emotion is spared: joy and terror, tragedy and hope, all wrapped up in prose that is so beautiful it hurts.

When I first started reading, this book confused me. It lacks the narrative arc that is so common in novels, and presents more like a series of vignettes with no obvious connection. It's also not science fiction, which is disconcerting if you are used to Bradbury's fantastical worlds. No, this is simply a story about summer, the mundanities of life transformed into something magical.

It took me a few chapters to understand this. I persisted reading only because Bradbury is such a good writer be can make anything interesting, even when nothing is happening. But about a third of the way through, this book got its hooks in me and never let go. As it reaches its conclusion it becomes more than the sum of its parts and you see the thematic unity. It's a story about treasuring life in the face of mortality.

Any writer striving for improvement should read this book, if you can bear the shame of knowing your greatest efforts will never compare.
huckman
Ray Bradbury
August 22nd 1922 - June 5th, 2012
When Ray Bradbury died reactions came from everywhere including from President Obama. Surprising to me, few mentioned the one of his works that meant so much to me and affected my life so deeply. While he was most known to the general public for his science fiction, I found his mostly autobiographical novel Dandelion Wine to be the most impactful. At the same time it best illustrated Bradbury’s incredible command of the language, his ability to stir the imagination, and the way in which he could open windows on life.

I couldn’t count the number of times I would reread a single sentence and become overwhelmed with admiration and envy at how he used words to create images in the mind’s eye. All this was particularly on display in Dandelion Wine and its sequel, Farewell Summer. For Bradbury, it couldn’t be just water. “Nothing else would do but the pure waters which had been summoned from the lakes far away and the sweet fields of grassy dew on early morning, lifted to the open sky, carried in laundered clusters nine hundred miles, brushed with wind, electrified with high voltage, and condensed upon cool air. This water, falling, raining, gathered yet more of the heavens in its crystals. Taking something of the east wind and the west wind and the north wind and the south, the water made rain and the rain, within this hour of rituals, would be well on its way to wine.”
Essentially, Dandelion Wine is the story of a summer in the life of a twelve year old boy as he comes to understand what it means to be alive. But it is also a time capsule for the year 1928 of life in a small town when everyone’s world was much smaller and more compact. There is horror, love, comedy, wonder, nostalgia, and human relations. Bradbury could find unique ways to describe them all.

I first read Dandelion Wine in 1957 when I wasn’t much older than Douglas Spaulding, the central character. It helped me put life in perspective as I was leaving high school. I read it the second time in the early ‘80s when I introduced my daughter to it. Kelly and I sat on our front porch swing one warm summer evening and I read aloud to her the story of Bill Forrester and Helen Loomis. It was all I could do to finish it and when I did we both had tears streaming down our cheeks. Such was the power of imagination and Bradbury’s ability to stroke it to life using just words.

I read it the third time in preparation for reading the sequel, Farewell Summer, written 55 years after Dandelion Wine. Like a fine wine, it had only gotten better with age. Appropriately, Farewell Summer was given to me by Kelly and I read it on summer’s eve 2012. It was the perfect beginning for yet another summer.

In both books the ravine in Green Town, Illinois, based on Waukegan, Illinois where Bradbury grew up was a central feature. I couldn’t resist going to Googlearth to see if the ravine was real. It was. And, it is still there even after Waukegan had changed from a small town to a satellite of Chicago. I was pleased to simply find I could locate it. But when I zoomed in and highlighted the little tree symbol I found the ravine is now Ray Bradbury Park. Perfect!

Dan Winters
June 29, 2012
Ceroelyu
I was unsure if I liked this book, but after a while I started to like it and then I loved it. I could "feel" myself living in 1928 and the simpler life than we have in 2017. Children played outside and adults sat on porches and talked to their neighbors. And there is a lot of insight into things...like being a lonely old man with a lot of memories that the young boy called The Time Machine because of his stories. I was sorry to finish it.

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