Green Shadows White Whale A Novel of Ray Bradbury s Adventures Making Moby Dick with John Huston in Ireland In the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland The apprehensive scribe s quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary b

  • Title: Green Shadows, White Whale: A Novel of Ray Bradbury's Adventures Making Moby Dick with John Huston in Ireland
  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • ISBN: 9780380789665
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland The apprehensive scribe s quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts Moby Dick in the form of a workable screenplay so the great director can begin filming.But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil, the author embarks on an unIn 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland The apprehensive scribe s quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts Moby Dick in the form of a workable screenplay so the great director can begin filming.But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil, the author embarks on an unexpected odyssey Meet congenial IRA terrorists, tippling men of the cloth impish playwrights, and the boyos at Heeber Finn s pub In a land where myth is reality, poetry is plentiful, and life s misfortunes are always cause for celebration, Green Shadows, White Whale is the grandest tour of Ireland you ll ever experience with the irrepressible Ray Bradbury as your enthusiastic guide.

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    1. Ray Bradbury says:

      American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938 Although his formal education ended there, he became a student of life, selling newspapers on L.A street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter He became a full time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947 His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences Next came The Illustrated Man and then, in 1953, Fahrenheit 451, which many consider to be Bradbury s masterpiece, a scathing indictment of censorship set in a future world where the written word is forbidden In an attempt to salvage their history and culture, a group of rebels memorize entire works of literature and philosophy as their books are burned by the totalitarian state Other works include The October Country, Dandelion Wine, A Medicine for Melancholy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I Sing the Body Electric , Quicker Than the Eye, and Driving Blind In all, Bradbury has published than thirty books, close to 600 short stories, and numerous poems, essays, and plays His short stories have appeared in than 1,000 school curriculum recommended reading anthologies Ray Bradbury s work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections He has been awarded the O Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, among others In November 2000, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters was conferred upon Mr Bradbury at the 2000 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City Ray Bradbury has never confined his vision to the purely literary He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his animated film Icarus Montgolfier Wright , and has won an Emmy Award for his teleplay of The Halloween Tree He adapted sixty five of his stories for television s Ray Bradbury Theater He was the creative consultant on the United States Pavilion at the 1964 New York World s Fair In 1982 he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World, and later contributed to the conception of the Orbitron space ride at Euro Disney, France Married since 1947, Mr Bradbury and his wife Maggie lived in Los Angeles with their numerous cats Together, they raised four daughters and had eight grandchildren Sadly, Maggie passed away in November of 2003 On the occasion of his 80th birthday in August 2000, Bradbury said, The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me The feeling I have every day is very much the same as it was when I was twelve In any event, here I am, eighty years old, feeling no different, full of a great sense of joy, and glad for the long life that has been allowed me I have good plans for the next ten or twenty years, and I hope you ll come along.



    2 thoughts on “Green Shadows, White Whale: A Novel of Ray Bradbury's Adventures Making Moby Dick with John Huston in Ireland

    1. ХУМОРИРЛАНДИЯБРЕДБЪРИ = ВЪОБРАЖЕНИЕ + ЧОВЕЧНОСТХуморът е нещо, към което съм доста претенциозна в литературата и „в живота“. Със „Зелени сенки, бял кит“ – усмивка от първата до последната буква! В тази книга не открих някакъв оригинален „модерен“ хумор, а автентичен „с [...]

    2. Нетипична като съдържание за Бредбъри, но в типичния негов стил. Имам усещането, че е писал книгата за свое собствено удоволствие и като обяснение в любов към Ирландия и зелените й хълмове, дори към дъжда, който непрекъснато капе по прозорците като будна съвест. И най-вече к [...]

    3. Преследване на бели китове по зелени хълмове: knigolandiafo/book-review/zС Рей Бредбъри не може да имаш очаквания и предубеждения. Просто трябва да го четеш с отворен ум и сърце, с увереност, че той няма да те подведе, а ще те заведе на някое специално място, смес от реалност и въображение [...]

    4. This book was not what I was expecting, but it is still pretty good. I guess I wanted it to be about crazy old John Huston misreading Ray Bradbury and the wacky situations that ensued around their working relationship. That's not to say that there wasn't a bit of that, but this book is good for some old man pub wisdom and literary allusions.

    5. Ray Bradbury’s Green Shadows and White Whale is classic Ray Bradbury. It has been a lot of years since I read The Illustrated Man . In fact that particular edition. In fact, so long that it took me a few chapters to get back to a Bradbury frame of mind. Green Shadows is worth the effort. Semi-autobiographical this is the much older Bradbury telling stories about his time as a young man visiting Ireland for the purpose of writing the screen play for John Houston’s movie, Moby Dick. The book c [...]

    6. Since reading the Bradbury biography first, I was already clued into the absolute shit storm the author endured while writing his adaption of the Melville classic. The director was a nut job and a complete psychopath who only found solace in the discomfort of those around him.

    7. 3.5 starsFunny, wordy tale of excesses and alcohol-fueled shenanigans in Ireland by Ray Bradbury, John Huston and a cast of seemingly hundreds of dissolutes. I made it about halfway.

    8. I stumbled across an old reading list, which led me to Bradbury's book. I am glad I found it!pamkirst2014.wordpress/20

    9. This guy! Some of the chapters I have already encountered in Bradbury's writing as short stories. Still thoroughly enjoyed them, with a couple of new details. Overall a great read, in the beloved style of the writer with him as a central character.

    10. Completely unexpected, and lovely. I had no idea Bradbury was also this writer, and I'm glad I found this book.

    11. Never before have I so disliked a book by an author that I usually really enjoy. I dont wish to say anything further.

    12. It is a testament to the genius of Ray Bradbury that, this being my least favorite of the 11 books by him that I've read thus far, I still award it three out of five stars. So, why the "low" marks?To begin with, despite being described as a novel, this work is more of a fictionalized memoir of Bradbury's tenure in Ireland while writing the script for John Huston's 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick." As such, it lacks the kind of drive and pointed structure which characterize m [...]

    13. Green Shadows, White Whale seems to be the older college aged sibling my recently read Dandelion Wine.The book is again a sort of novel told through interconnecting short stories. Here, they are the fictitious retelling of stories from Bradbury's trip to Ireland to write the screenplay for John Huston of Moby Dick.I came in not expecting much after Dandelion Wine and with the bizarre subject matter, it seemed destined to be a forgettable read. However, from the first story of his arrival, trip t [...]

    14. This we know to be true: In 1953, the already well-known director John Houston hired the relatively unknown (at the time) writer Ray Bradbury to adapt Herman Melville’s novel, MOBY DICK into a workable and filmable script. Houston had Bradbury, and later his family, move to Ireland where the two of them spent about eight months working on the script.In Green Shadows, White Whale, Bradbury tells the tale of a young, writer hired by a famous director named John to do just what he had done. How m [...]

    15. Although the title page says that this is a novel, this book is really equal parts memoir and short fiction. In it, Bradbury reminisces about the seven months he spent living in Ireland, writing the screenplay for John Huston's film version of "Moby Dick." The anecdotes and incidents are pieced together somewhat chronologically, but if this is a novel, it is a novel along the lines of "The Martian Chronicles," where the pieces fit together only very loosely around a theme.Much of the material he [...]

    16. i have read what i consider a decent amount of bradbury--not everything, but everything i could get my hands on--and i have come to expect a standard of bradbury's typical work: extended metaphor, lush and/or vivid description, memorable characters, imaginative storytelling. my favorite bradbury works are from the dust returned, something wicked this way comes, and martian chronicles. this was my first piece of bradbury nonfiction, so i had high hopes for it. when i read it, though, the whole pa [...]

    17. I really loved it, but I'm an easy sell on Bradbury. I do wish I could give 1/2 stars, because I want to give it 4.5, not just 4.This is different than a lot of Bradbury, though the sense of wide-eyed wonderment is there as it always is. It's a fictionalized version of the months he spent in Ireland writing the screenplay for Moby Dick in 1953. He was working closely with Director John Huston, who was apparently ten kinds of crazy. (No surprise there.)This is what's interesting: this book was fi [...]

    18. the colorful cover of my copy and the summary on the back had me expecting a comic fantasy written by Ray Bradbury about Moby Dick and "congenial IRA terrorists" (I was thinking Christopher Moore but BETTER). it was supposed to be "more priceless than a pot of gold No mere leprechaun could conjure up such irresistible situations" (actual quotes. and wouldn't a pot of gold have a very specific price?)instead, I got a half-baked collection of stories about getting drunk with John Huston in Ireland [...]

    19. nhwvejournal/86784ml[return][return]It's the story of young sf writer Ray Bradbury, brought to Ireland by film director John Huston, to write a screenplay for Moby Dick. Huston comes across as a real monster, incessantly bullying his wife, Bradbury and other colleagues, with almost no redeeming features. I found Bradbury's portrayal of Ireland and the Irish irritating at first and then I realised that he was doing nothing more than writing in his usual style; it might as well have been Mars.[ret [...]

    20. This took awhile - there were moments of lovely reading, with beautiful phrases that made me forget to pay attention to what was happening so I'd go back and re-read, only to discover that what was happening WAS the beautiful phrases. I'd not realized Bradbury could have such a lyrical style. His character (himself, since its essentially auto-biographical) is rather sponge-like, going along with whatever happens to be going on. Huston is an ass, but not because the author says it so as much as b [...]

    21. In 1953, Ray Bradbury joined John Huston in Ireland to work on a screenplay of Moby Dick. Many years later, Bradbury assembled his impressions of the six months spent in Ireland into a "novel"; actually, this reads more like a fictionalized series of articles, but if Bradbury wants to call it a novel, then well and good. Obviously, it is very well written. Parts of it are brilliant, especially those chapters dealing with the louche David Snell-Orkney and his bouquet of five "hothouse flowers", w [...]

    22. A very different, but none- the-less entertaining Ray Bradbury. The brilliance of Bradbury plus Huston and Moby Dick. From the PublisherIn 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland. The apprehensive scribe's quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts -- Moby Dick -- in the form of a workable screenplay so the great director can begin filming.But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil, the author embar [...]

    23. I loved this book. I'm a lover of Ray Bradbury in general, but this book is something special. Not quite memoir, not quite novel, it encompasses his time writing one of the most beautiful screenplays for one of the most beautiful books ever written. It opens some windows into his time with a volatile and emotionally violent, yet brilliant character in John Huston who, throughout the book, is also a binding agent. Huston is why Bradbury is in Ireland to begin with, and Huston has drawn other bril [...]

    24. This is my favorite Ray Bradbury book, which is odd I suppose since its the least like the majority of his work. But in this book you catch glimpses of the man himself. Its clearly not all factual, but that doesn't make it fiction either. The truth as it often does, lies somewhere in between those two extremes. For many years I entertained the notion of getting my copy of this book autographed by him, I'm a very distant cousin and thought perhaps I could leverage that fact to get his signature. [...]

    25. Sono pazzi questi irlandesi!E ci voleva Bradbury per raccontarli! Lui, per Dio! E chi altro? Prestigiatore della scrittura, con abili mosse infila la mano nel cappello e.puff! Ecco uscirne veglie funebri alcoliche, imponenti manieri che sembrano ciò che non sono, mendicanti misteriosi, donne di gelo e neve che soffrono per amore, interminabili, nebbiose, grigie domeniche dublinesi. Con al suo fianco una Balena ingombrante, un regista tirannico, interminabili tempeste di pioggia irlandese e molt [...]

    26. Ray Bradbury's novelized memoir of his experiences writing the Moby Dick screenplay has been around for a couple of decades, and yet I never mounted the White Whale until this year. Green Shadows, White Whale is a compilation of reworked short stories and memoir-esque pieces As such, it is a very uneven book. The anecdotes about John Huston were intriguing, and hopefully exaggerated. There are some good stories, to be sure: the one about the hatless beggar, another about a mysterious child begga [...]

    27. In 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland. The apprehensive scribe's quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts -- Moby Dick -- in the form of a workable screenplay so the great director can begin filming. But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil, the author embarks on an unexpected odyssey. Meet congenial IRA terrorists, tippling men of the cloth impish playwrights, and the boyos at Heeber Finn' [...]

    28. A really fascinating read. I’m not entirely sure how much of this narrative is fact, but it weaves three interesting threads together: one, the difficult act of adapting a classic piece of American literature; two, a rough portrait of the Irish people; and three, a character study of John Huston, a man whose personality was considerably darker than I would have assumed.But I think what I liked best here was the way Bradbury plays against type. I’d compare it to Steinbeck’s “The Short Rei [...]

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