Ray Bradbury | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gilbert Highet

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Ray Bradbury.
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Critical Essay by Gilbert Highet

SOURCE: "Introduction," in The Vintage Bradbury, Vintage Books, 1965, pp. vii-x.

In the essay below, Highet comments on the originality of Bradbury's short fiction.

One of the most difficult things to achieve in writing fiction is individuality. Hundreds of novels, thousands of short stories are produced every year. Most of them differ from one another only in the locality of their settings, the credibility of their plots, and the atrocity of their sexual and sadistic episodes. Few indeed are those authors whose style and intelligence and interpretation of life are so intense, so distinguished, that their work can be instantly recognized by any sensitive reader, and once recognized can never be forgotten. The fact has been described in a fine antithesis by Truman Capote, himself a highly original author: he is reported to have said of some current novel, &#x...

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