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Ray Bradbury A Lifetime of Wonder and Imagination Ray Bradbury was born on August 22 1920 in Waukegan Illinois to parents Leonard Bradbury and Esther Moberg Bradbury In 1934 his family moved to Los Angeles where Bradbury began to write stories and poetry His first sale of work came when the George BurnsGracie Allen Radio Comedy Show picked up one of his sketches During high school he further developed his literary passion when he became interested in theater After high school he plunged into science-fiction writings and the rest is history Bradbury Ray Bradbury is an accomplished American novelist short-story writer essayist playwright screenwriter and poet His writing style is like none other Some say he is a science fiction writer however others argue that he merely uses the far-out setting to criticize racism censorship technology nuclear war and humanistic values All of his work closely relates to his life and the personal experiences he has gone through First his early life in Illinois and Arizona influenced his first writings This was a time when he first started experimenting with writing Second Bradburys writing style relates to his past experiences because he said that he learned to write recalling past experiences During this period of time Bradbury began to discover himself as a writer He developed his own style and process for writing Lastly his major works represent the feelings of Americans during the era in which he wrote The Martian Chronicles his first well known novel and still one of his best known novels is a great example of this because it relates to the readers emotions about atomic warfare during the World War II era Ray Bradburys early life in Illinois and Arizona influenced his first writing There are many examples that show how he transforms his life into a fictitious story For example the short story The Jar written in 1944 is based on Bradbury seeing a pickled embryo for the
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