Ray Bradbury | Critical Essay by Kingsley Amis

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Ray Bradbury.
This section contains 343 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Kingsley Amis

Critical Essay by Kingsley Amis

[Despite Bradbury's] regrettable tendency to dime-a-dozen sensitivity, he is a good writer, wider in range than any of his colleagues, capable of seeing life on another planet as something extraordinary instead of just challenging or horrific, ready to combine this with strongly held convictions…. The suppression of fantasy, or of all books, is an aspect of the conformist society often mentioned by other writers, but with Bradbury it is a specialty. (pp. 106-07)

[There] is about Bradbury, as about those I might call the non-fiction holders of his point of view, a certain triumphant lugubriousness, a kind of proleptic schadenfreude (world copyright reserved), a relish not always distinguishable here from satisfaction in urging a case, but different from it, and recalling the relish with which are recounted the horrors of Nineteen Eighty-Four and a famous passage that prefigures it...

(read more)

This section contains 343 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Kingsley Amis