Why Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked IS a Great Book

By |2018-10-23T12:22:15-05:00June 26th, 2012|Categories: Books, Great Books, Ray Bradbury, Robert M. Woods|

On numerous occasions, Mortimer Adler wrote about the criteria that was used to determine which books of all the books written in the West would be placed within The Great Books of the Western World. Contrary to confusion and many misstatements I’ve read over the years, Adler says it was essentially three criteria and [...]

The World of Ray Bradbury

By |2018-10-16T20:25:03-05:00June 6th, 2012|Categories: Books, Literature, Moral Imagination, RAK, Ray Bradbury, Russell Kirk|

To commence as a writer for the pulp-magazines is no advantage; nor is writing film scripts in Hollywood, decade after decade, generally to be recommended for those who would be men of letters. Such was Ray Bradbury’s background. He had the advantage, however, of never attending college—which salutary neglect preserved him from many winds [...]

The Gift

By |2018-12-18T17:12:03-06:00December 24th, 2011|Categories: Christmas, Culture, Ray Bradbury|

Tomorrow would be Christmas, and even while the three of them rode to the rocket port the mother and father were worried. It was the boy’s first flight into space, his very first time in a rocket, and they wanted everything to be perfect. So when, at the customs table, they were forced to [...]