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Remembering Ray Bradbury: 1920-2012

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The prolific, prophetic and ever popular works of Ray Bradbury have delighted, frightened and amazed audiences for nearly 80 years.  From short stories to novels, poetry to screenplays, children’s books to non-fiction, he possessed an imagination unmatched coupled with a brilliance for storytelling.  Bradbury was a huge advocate for public libraries.  He often attributed his career and success to his love for books, and quoted saying, “Libraries raised me.”

On this day, five years ago, Ray Bradbury’s illustrious career ended.  In remembrance of his passing, LSU Libraries Special Collections would like to celebrate his literary achievements.  A selection of digitized book covers and illustrations from Bradbury’s published works are now available online.  Special Collections holdings include rare limited edition books and several first editions from the Laughlin Collection.

Ray Bradbury book covers and illustrations on Flickr:
AVAILABLE ONLINE

 

DarkCarnival_Bradbury_0027Bradbury, Ray. Dark carnival. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House, 1947.
PS3503 .R167 D37 1947 Laughlin Collection
CATALOG RECORD

 

MartianChronicles_Bradbury_0008Bradbury, Ray. The Martian chronicles. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1950.
PS3503 .R167 M3 1950 Laughlin Collection
CATALOG RECORD

 

SwitchNight_Bradbury_0021Bradbury, Ray. Switch on the night. New York: Pantheon Books, c1955.
PS3503 .R167 S95 1955 Laughlin Collection
CATALOG RECORD

Illustrations by Madeleine Gekiere.

 

Fahrenheit451_Bradbury_0003Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1982.
PS3503 .R167 F3 1982 Rare
CATALOG RECORD

Illustrations by Joseph Mugnaini.

 

Jennifer Mitchell is the Head of Manuscripts Processing in the Special Collections department of the LSU Libraries.

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