Millay, Whitman, Faulkner: Burn 'Em To Ashes

Abby Zimet

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's cautionary tale of a future
world so intent on conformity that firemen burn books to destroy
thought, has been made into a graphic novel.
Bradbury says he wrote the book after seeing images of books burned in
Hitler's Germany, which "killed my heart and killed my soul."

"Books, so the damned snobbish critics said, were dishwater. No wonder
books stopped selling, the critics said. But the public, knowing what
it wanted, spinning happily, let the comic books survive."

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