Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Great Regulars: But you can argue that one of the most

important influences on him [Ray Bradbury] started when he entered into a lifelong relationship with the Los Angeles Public Library--and libraries in general, which he regarded, in a very real sense, as society's soul.

"Libraries raised me," he said in a 2009 interview while trying to raise money for a library in Ventura County. "I don't believe in colleges and universities.. . . When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years."

from David L. Ulin: Los Angeles Times: An Appreciation: Ray Bradbury: A voice shaped by L.A.


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