Ray Bradbury, who died on Tuesday at 91, will be remembered foremost as a science-fiction novelist and short-story writer whose works "Fahrenheit 451" and "The Martian Chronicles" have transcended the genre to become literary classics. But Bradbury was also an enthusiastic playwright, making...
Citing Bradbury's "gift for storytelling" that "reshaped our culture and expanded our world," Obama praised the author of more than 27 novels and more than 600 short stories.
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Ray Bradbury's novel "Fahrenheit 451" was an instant hit, and has remained in print since its publication in 1953. In its futuristic dystopia, learning is forbidden and books are banned. As the book explains in its opening pages, Fahrenheit 451 is "the temperature at which book-paper catches fire,...