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Riassunto: Welcome to a land Ray Bradbury calls "the Undiscovered Country" of his imagination--that vast territory of ideas, concepts, notions and conceits where the stories you now hold were born. America's premier living author of short fiction, Bradbury has spent many lifetimes in this remarkable place--strolling through empty, shadow-washed fields at midnight; exploring long-forgotten rooms gathering dust behind doors bolted years ago to keep strangers locked out.. and secrets locked in. The nights are longer in this country. The cold hours of darkness move like autumn mists deeper and deeper toward winter. But the moonlight reveals great magic here--and a breathtaking vista.
The October Country is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. The October Country's inhabitants live, dream, work, die--and sometimes live again--discovering, often too late, the high price of citizenship. Here a glass jar can hold memories and nightmares; a woman's newborn child can plot murder; and a man's skeleton can war against him. Here there is no escaping the dark stranger who lives upstairs...or the reaper who wields the world. Each of these stories is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place shadows. But there is astonishing beauty in these shadows, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls. Ray Bradbury's The October Country is a land of metaphors that can chill like a long-after-midnight wind...as they lift the reader high above a sleeping Earth on the strange wings of Uncle Einar.
Review: Ray Bradbury's first short story collection is back in print, its chilling encounters with funhouse mirrors, parasitic accident-watchers, and strange poker chips intact. Both sides of Bradbury's vaunted childhood nostalgia are also on display, in the celebratory "Uncle Einar," and haunting "The Lake," the latter a fine elegy to childhood loss. This edition features a new introduction by Bradbury, an invaluable essay on writing, wherein the author tells of his "Theater of Morning Voices," and, by inference, encourages you to listen to the same murmurings in yourself. And has any writer anywhere ever made such good use of exclamation marks!?
Titolo: THE OCTOBER COUNTRY
Casa editrice: Panther
Data di pubblicazione: 1976
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Collins, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. VINTAGE. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0001418371
Descrizione libro Harper Voyager, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Darkened tan to the page edges. Minor Shelfwear. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006298565
Descrizione libro Collins, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 2226610
Descrizione libro Harper Voyager, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. 9780586042298 Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780586042298
Descrizione libro Harper Voyager, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. October Country This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780586042298
Descrizione libro Panther, 1976. Condizione libro: Very Good. (Reissue). Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP96105203
Descrizione libro Panther, 1976. Condizione libro: Fair. (Reissue). Ships from the UK. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP96557336
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR001038675
Descrizione libro Westchester Holding Company. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Codice libro della libreria G0586042296I3N00
Descrizione libro Panther, U.K., 1976. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Edition. blue background to front cover with skull design by Peter Goodfellow, very slightly edge toned, no inscriptions, lovely condition. Codice libro della libreria 047950