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August 22, 2020 32 min

“The house was full of dead bodies, it seemed. It felt like a mechanical cemetery.”

 

Hey, spooky friends! It's a special, Bradbury birthday edition of book club. Aurelien discusses (and spoils!) her favorite Ray Bradbury short stories: the spacey sadness of "All Summer in a Day" and the visceral horror of "The Veldt". Plus: how it feels when a favorite author might be someone you wouldn't want to talk to at a party. 

 

Episode references

Listen to Aurelien talk about "The Mummy" (1999) on Film on the Rocks podcast! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/film-on-the-rocks/id1482638759?i=1000487571880

 

Read more about Bradbury's complicated legacy: https://electricliterature.com/the-new-fahrenheit-451-movie-fails-to-reckon-with-bradburys-racism/

 

Read that 1979 "Fahrenheit 451" coda: https://stjoe.k12.in.us/ourpages/auto/2015/3/9/49008830/Bradbury%20-%20Coda.pdf

 

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