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The Other Foot: Introduction
The Other Foot: Plot Summary
The Other Foot: Detailed Summary & Analysis
The Other Foot: Themes
The Other Foot: Quotes
The Other Foot: Characters
The Other Foot: Symbols
The Other Foot: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Ray Bradbury
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- Full Title: “The Other Foot”
- When Written: 1947-1951
- Where Written: Los Angeles
- When Published: The individual stories were published between 1947 and 1951, in a variety of magazines; these were collected published as the novel The Illustrated Man in 1951.
- Literary Period: Post-war
- Genre: Science Fiction
- Setting: Mars
- Climax: When the white man’s rocket lands on Mars
- Point of View: Third person
Extra Credit for The Other Foot
Recognition. Ray Bradbury’s first mainstream success was a short story published by the magazine Mademoiselle in 1947. The editor who accepted Bradbury’s story was none other than Truman Capote, a then-unknown writer who would soon gain fame with his novels In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Hit Songs. In 1972, Elton John and Bernie Taupin composed “Rocket Man,” a song inspired by Bradbury’s short story of the same name. The song would go on to become a major hit worldwide, and one of Rolling Stone’s “greats songs of all time.”