to be 17 and crazy... (08/10/14 10:16:42)
anyway, i would greatly appreciate if you would share some of your thoughts and/or notes on the lecture itself.
im curious as to what end the lecture will [miss]use the book (as so many others have done before)
as for background literature, i think people that messed with his work or interpret him more often come off as fools. (and i may be one here too)
i think that it would be preferable to read the man himself than anything else.
the 1979+1982 afterwords are usually in all the late editions and translations, at least in the ones i have. would love to own a crumbling first edition though.
from wikipedia: Bradbury has supplemented the novel with various front and back matter, including a 1979 coda, a 1982 afterword, a 1993 foreword, and several introductions. In these he provides some commentary on the themes of the novel, thoughts on the movie adaptation, and numerous personal anecdotes related to the writing and development.
http://www.american-buddha.com/fahren-ray.5.htm - 1974
http://www.american-buddha.com/fahren-ray.4.htm - 1982
2 page introduction http://www.tor.com/stories/2009/09/fahrenheit-451-part-1?page=1&panel=1#comic
these should be the guides by which to read the book imo. a few others out there too.
at first they condensed the books, stripping out more and more offending passages until ultimately all that remained were footnotes, which hardly anyone read - source? ;)
much more to say here but i would probably just rehash stuff you already know and which the man said himself quite clearly.
i do believe however that most people focus on all the wrong parts of the book missing the overall point.
for example (one of many) i always find that people miss the much broader point of why ray chose montag to memorize ecclesiastes.
just to poke a little. and since its in the context of the 1979 coda, do you still call iran persia? ;)
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