Lot 58: Ray Bradbury autographed letter
26th March 2020
A typed, signed letter from acclaimed US author Ray Bradbury dated April 17, 1964. Bradbury signs below in bold blue ink. Bradbury's letter references many of his most important works. The letter reads: "Dear Mr. Lundin: Thank you for your kind letter of February 21. I so much appreciate your writing to me to tell me your opinion on my stories. "To answer some of your questions: THE FIRE BALLOONS appeared, originally, in THE ILLUSTRATED MAN, but, later on, when I had a chance to put it in the Martian Chronicles I did so, for it fits there very well. "I am touched and pleased at your reaction to SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. Perhaps some of my ability, who knows, comes from my own Swedish blood. My mother, did you know? was born in Stockholm, and came to the United States as a very young child. "I appreciated your quote from Frans G. Bengtsson, and am pleased that you compared us favourably. "I hope one day to visit Sweden. I gave my one-act plays to Max Von Sydow to take back with him to Stockholm, when he was there, and am still waiting to hear from him, if he might produce them there, perhaps with Mr Bergman. Again my thanks and gratitude to you and my best wishes for your life and career in the coming years!" Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) was one of America's leading authors of genre fiction. He produced works in the field of science fiction, horror and fantasy. Among his most celebrated books are Fahrenheit 451 (1953), The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951).
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