By Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury's relocating recollection of a vanished golden period continues to be one among his so much captivating novels. Dandelion Wine sticks out within the Bradbury literary canon because the author's such a lot deeply own paintings, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a paranormal small-town summer time in 1928.
Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding is aware eco-friendly city, Illinois, is as significant and deep because the complete large global that lies past town limits. it's a pair of brand-new tennis sneakers, the 1st harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's well known intoxicant, the far-off clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. it truly is yesteryear and the next day combined into an unforgettable continuously. yet as younger Douglas is set to find, summer time will be greater than the repetition of demonstrated rituals whose mystical energy holds time at bay. it may be a ally relocating away, a human time computing device who can shipping you again to the Civil conflict, or a sideshow automaton capable of glimpse the bittersweet future.
Come and appreciate Ray Bradbury's worthy distillation of all that's everlasting approximately boyhood and summer.
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Phainómena are the visible or apprehendable aspects of things. A phantasía, on the other hand, is a mental image, perhaps our recollection of the appearance of a thing, perhaps drawn from some other source. In Aristotelian thought, the word phantasía also names the faculty by which things are imaged or imagined to be present. The word can also refer to a poet's ability to suggest the presence of things through images. Because this word was tied to appearances and imaginings it was frequently used to refer to instances of imagination unaccompanied by presence: for hallucination, for exaggeration, for inauthenticity.
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