“Bradbury Station”, new book from the National College

“Bradbury Station”, new book from the National College
“Bradbury Station”, new book from the National College

MEXICO CITY (appro).– The American writer Ray Bradbury, who died on June 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, is remembered in the volume “Bradbury Station: a visionary at El Colegio Nacional” (El Colegio Nacional, 2022), which will be presented next Wednesday, January 25, at 6 in the afternoon.

To commemorate the fecund author of “?Fahrenheit 451”, “?Martian Chronicles”, “?The Illustrated Man” and “The Halloween Tree”, Vicente Quirarte, Luis Fernando Lara and Antonio Lazcano will meet in the Aula Mayor of El Colegio Nacional , located at Donceles 104, Historic Center, CDMX, to present the book “Bradbury Station: a visionary”.

The book is the product of a series of talks coordinated by the teacher Quirarte on August 20 and 21, 2020, to remember Bradbury on the centenary of his birth. The meeting was called “Ray Bradbury at El Colegio Nacional” and brought together several members and special guests, who from their disciplines approached the life and work of the writer who reflected his fascination for Mexico in his novels (as published by Proceso magazine on November 2, 2020).

Vicente Quirarte, writer, poet and member of El Colegio Nacional, considered Ray Bradbury in those talks at the Colegio Nacional to be “a great writer who does not require personal accessories or other crutches to help him walk. He is a thinker and a poet, a believer in the phrase he wraps up and hits the mark. His situations are always surprising and confront us with the brilliance caused by terror or the sacred”.

The conclusions of this meeting are compiled in the volume “Bradbury Station: a visionary at El Colegio Nacional”, and demonstrate the vivacity and enthusiasm caused by the discovery or rereading of what is considered the “father of science fiction and fantasy”. The editorial presentation, coordinated by Vicente Quirarte, will have the participation of the collegiates Luis Fernando Lara and Antonio Lazcano, who, together with Quirarte, participated in this collaborative volume; Likewise, at the end of the dialogue, the signing of the book will take place in the bookstore of El Colegio Nacional.

For more than half a century, several of Ray Bradbury’s stories set the standard in world literature for the universal mystery and horror genre, being his stories of aliens translated into many languages ​​and taken both to the cinematographic screen and to television series of great success in the United States.

Bradbury himself produced well-adapted scripts for Hollywood films whose plot was based on great literary works such as “Moby Dick, the killer whale”, by New Yorker Herman Melville (1819-1891), filmed in England and Gran Canaria in 1956 by John Houston and Starring Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab.

impressive legacy

Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. His mother was the Swedish emigrant Esther Moberg and his father Leonard Spaulding Bradbury, a relative of Douglas Spaulding, a researcher at the American Shakespearean circle of studies. Ray Bradbury himself was a descendant of Mary Bradbury, a Salem witch who was hanged in Massachusetts during the scandalous witch hunt in North America around 1692. A devourer from his early youth of Edgar Allan Poe’s Extraordinary Narratives, or the imaginary travel tales of the French Jules Verne (“Around the World in 80 Days”, “20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea”) and the attractive books of George Herbert Wells such as “The Invisible Man”, Bradbury’s favorite writer as a teenager was Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 -1960), famous Chicago-born inventor of the saga “Tarzan the Ape Man”, “The Martian Lords of War” and “Paradise Lost”, an ambitious long story that marked the incredible subsequent themes on dinosaurs, in the style from “Jurassic Park” by Steven Spielberg.

The presentation of “Bradbury Station” will be free and will take place next Wednesday, January 25, at 6 pm.


The article is in Spanish

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