Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Tyrades! Ray Bradbury: Something Centenary This Way Comes


August 20, 2020

I was jealous of my wife a couple of years ago.

Our son’s sophomore English class read Ray Bradbury’s cautionary novel “Fahrenheit 451” and she found the time to read along.

My writing deadlines and regimen of prioritizing news and nonfiction books blocked me from making it a family affair. But August 22 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Bradbury (who passed away in 2012), so I’ve been doing the best I can to prepare to pay tribute to the author whose haunting short story “There Will Come Soft Rains” remains one of my most vivid junior high school memories.

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