ITT: Post your /lit/ idols
>You will never write like Ray Bradbury
>You will never love life like Ray Bradbury
Who do you wish to be more like, /lit/? Surely you've read the entire collected works of your idol?
>tfw you will never meet someone who had such a mastery of physics, prose and intellectual pursuits like he did
>tfw you will never have muttonchops as glorious as Asimov's
Like most authors, he just sees the world in a different way. He sees the magic of the world and how fiction can emulate that. A genuine likable human with a good message to fall in love with life.
His writing is very much emulative of this. Ever read Dandelion Wine? Literally everything fucking amazes this guy
Apparently Huxley really liked Bradbury too. Like, went and had tea with him after Farenheit(?) was published
Called him a poet. And Bradbury was like a little kid getting personally recognized by his favorite sports-hero.
Nathanael West, Flannery O'Connor, Lydia Davis.
I want to write a Hollywood Gothic in five paragraphs.
i wish i was more like john green so i could afford to heat my fucking apartment.
> you won't listen to classical music and jazz on repeat with hart crane
> he'll never fuck you and write you a love poem sequence
> you'll never get to walk Brooklyn Bridge with him and talk about Whitman
> you'll never get to ask him what he thought of Ezra Pound
> you'll never grab him before he jumped off the boat
>tapes/staples together short stories and calls it a novel
>le quirky teenage girl who just 'gets it'
Fahrenheit 451 is seriously an afterthought of a book. That ending was hysterically bad. It's 4 babbies.
Martian Chronicles, however, was pretty solid
>tfw you won't be shot in the head for being a subhuman loaf-stealing jew like this ugly cunt
>you will never be best friends with Gaddis
>you will never read every important work of philosophy, literature, and poetry.
>you will never write the greatest novel of the 20th century.
Who wouldn't jump for the chance to meet Bloom before his flight to Lucifer?
Though honestly he's so well read and incisive that actually meeting would be nerve wracking.
>You'll never be able to live the 'American Dream' like Hunter S. Thompson
He's a retard. He tried writing 451 about the demise of literature, which I agreed to before I even read it. I disagreed with other people saying it was about censorship, even though I had never read it
Then I read it. Clearly the guy failed, because he put way too much emphasis on minorities and how not offend them. Afterall, that's how the dystopian future came to be. Plus, Bradbury always got so butthurt over criticism.