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Richard Matheson
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Matheson in 2008
Date personale
Născut 20 februarie 1926(1926-02-20)
Allendale, New Jersey, USA
Decedat 23 iunie 2013 (87 de ani)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Copii Richard Christian Matheson[*]
Ali Marie Matheson[*]
Naționalitate Norvegian-american
Cetățenie Statele Unite ale Americii
Ocupație romancier, autor de povestiri, scenarist
Pseudonim Logan Swanson[1]
Limbi limba engleză[2]
Studii University of Missouri[*]
Activitatea literară
Specie literară Science fiction, fantasy, horror
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Richard Burton Matheson (n. 20 februarie 1926, Allendale, New Jersey - d. 23 iunie 2013,[3][4][5] Los Angeles, California) a fost un autor american și scenarist, mai ales în genurile fantasy, horror și science-fiction. Este cel mai cunoscut pentru lucrările What Dreams May Come, Bid Time Return, A Stir of Echoes, The Incredible Shrinking Man și I Am Legend, toate fiind adaptate pentru film. A scris scenariul la câteva episoade din serialul Zona crepusculară.

Lucrări[modificare | modificare sursă]

Romane[modificare | modificare sursă]

  • Someone is Bleeding (1953)
  • Fury on Sunday (1953)
  • I Am Legend (1954)
ro. Sunt o legendă, Editura Rao Books (2008)
  • The Shrinking Man (1956); după care s-a făcut filmul The Incredible Shrinking Man
  • A Stir of Echoes (1958); după care s-a făcut filmul Stir of Echoes
  • Ride the Nightmare (1959)
  • The Beardless Warriors (1960)
  • Hell House (1971)
  • The Night Stalker (1972); sub pseudonimul Jeff Rice
  • The Night Strangler (1973)
  • Bid Time Return (1975); după care s-a făcut filmul Somewhere in Time
  • What Dreams May Come (1978)
  • Earthbound (1989)
  • Journal of the Gun Years (1991)
  • The Gunfight (1993)
  • 7 Steps to Midnight (1993)
  • Shadow on the Sun (1994)
  • Now You See It... (1995)
  • The Memoirs of Wild Bill Hickock (1996)
  • The Path: A New Look at Reality (1999)
  • Passion Play (2000)
  • Hunger and Thirst (2000)
  • Camp Pleasant (2001)
  • Abu and the 7 Marvels (2002)
  • Hunted Past Reason (2002)
  • Come Fygures, Come Shadowes (2003)
  • Woman (2006)
  • Other Kingdoms (2010)
  • Generations (2012)

Povestiri scurte[modificare | modificare sursă]

  • "Born of Man and Woman" (1950)
  • "Third from the Sun" (1950); adaptat ca un episod Twilight Zone (1960)
  • "The Waker Dreams" (a.k.a. "When the Waker Sleeps") (1950)
  • "Blood Son" (1951)
  • "Through Channels" (1951)
  • "Clothes Make the Man" (1951)
  • "Return" (1951)
  • "The Thing" (1951)
  • "Witch War" (1951)
  • "Dress of White Silk" (1951)
  • "F---" (a.k.a. "The Foodlegger") (1952)
  • "Shipshape Home" (1952)
  • "SRL Ad" (1952)
  • "Advance Notice" (a.k.a. "Letter to the Editor") (1952)
  • "Lover, When You're Near Me" (1952)
  • "Brother to the Machine" (1952)
  • "To Fit the Crime" (1952)
  • "The Wedding" (1953)
  • "Wet Straw" (1953)
  • "Long Distance Call" (a.k.a. "Sorry, Right Number") (1953)
  • "Slaughter House" (1953)
  • "Mad House" (1953)
  • "The Last Day" (1953)
  • "Lazarus II" (1953)
  • "Legion of Plotters" (1953)
  • "Death Ship" (1953); adaptat ca un episod Twilight Zone (1963)
  • "Disappearing Act" (1953); adaptat ca un episod Twilight Zone (1959)
  • "The Disinheritors" (1953)
  • "Dying Room Only" (1953)
  • "Full Circle" (1953)
  • "Mother by Protest" (a.k.a. "Trespass") (1953)
  • "Little Girl Lost" (1953); adaptat ca un episod Twilight Zone (1962)
  • "Being" (1954)
  • "The Curious Child" (1954)
  • "When Day Is Dun" (1954)
  • "Dance of the Dead" (1954); adaptat ca un episod Masters of Horror (2005)
  • "The Man Who Made the World" (1954)
  • "The Traveller" (1954)
  • "The Test" (1954)
  • "The Conqueror" (19)
  • "Dear Diary" (1954)
  • "The Doll That Does Everything" (1954)
  • "Descent" (1954)
  • "Miss Stardust" (1955)
  • "The Funeral" (1955); adaptate ca un segment al 'Night Gallery de Rod Serling
  • "Too Proud to Lose" (1955)
  • "One for the Books" (1955)
  • "Pattern for Survival" (1955)
  • "A Flourish of Strumpets" (1956)
  • "The Splendid Source" (1956); baza episodului Family Guy "The Splendid Source".[6]
  • "Steel" (1956); adaptat ca un episod Twilight Zone (1963); vag filmat ca Real Steel (2011)
  • "The Children of Noah" (1957)
  • "A Visit to Santa Claus" (a.k.a. "I'll Make It Look Good," ca Logan Swanson) (1957)
  • "The Holiday Man" (1957)
  • "Old Haunts" (1957)
  • "The Distributor" (1958)
  • "The Edge" (1958)
  • "Lemmings" (1958)
  • "Now Die in It" (1958)
  • "Mantage" (1959)
  • "Deadline" (1959)
  • "The Creeping Terror" (a.k.a. "A Touch of Grapefruit") (1959)
  • "No Such Thing as a Vampire" (1959)
  • "Big Surprise" (a.k.a. "What Was in the Box") (1959) Adaptat ca un segment scurt Night Gallery
  • "Crickets" (1960)
  • "Day of Reckoning" (a.k.a. "The Faces," "Graveyard Shift") (1960)
  • "First Anniversary" (1960); adaptat ca un episod Outer Limits (1996)
  • "From Shadowed Places" (1960)
  • "Finger Prints" (1962)
  • "Mute" (1962); adaptat ca un episod Twilight Zone (1963)
  • "The Likeness of Julie" (ca Logan Swanson) (1962); adaptat în segmentul "Julie" al filmului TV din 1975 Trilogy of Terror
  • "The Jazz Machine" (1963)
  • "Crescendo" (a.k.a. "Shock Wave") (1963)
  • "Girl of My Dreams" (1963)
  • "'Tis the Season to Be Jelly" (1963)
  • "Deus Ex Machina" (1963)
  • "Interest" (1965)
  • "A Drink of Water" (1967)
  • "Needle in the Heart" (a.k.a. "Therese") (1969); adaptat în segmentul "Millicent and Therese" al filmului TV din 1975 Trilogy of Terror
  • "Prey" (1969); adaptat în segmentul "Ameilia" al filmului TV din 1975 Trilogy of Terror
  • "Button, Button" (1970); filmat ca un episod The Twilight Zone în 1986; baza filmului The Box (2009)
  • "'Til Death Do Us Part" (1970)
  • "By Appointment Only" (1970)
  • "The Finishing Touches" (1970)
  • "Duel" (1971); filmed as Duel (1971)
  • "Big Surprise" (1971); adaptat ca un segment al Night Gallery de Rod Serling
  • "Leo Rising" (1972)
  • "Where There's a Will" (cu Richard Christian Matheson) (1980)
  • "And Now I'm Waiting" (1983)
  • "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (ca episod The Twilight Zone în 1963; ca segmentul patru al filmului Twilight Zone: The Movie, 1983; publicat pentru prima oară în 1984)
  • "Getting Together" (1986)
  • "Buried Talents" (1987)
  • "The Near Departed" (1987)
  • "Shoo Fly" (1988)
  • "Person to Person" (1989)
  • "CU: Mannix" (1991)
  • "Two O'Clock Session" (1991)
  • "The Doll" (Amazing Stories, 1986)
  • "Go West, Young Man" (1993)
  • "Gunsight" (1993)
  • "Little Jack Cornered" (1993)
  • "Of Death and Thirty Minutes" (1993)
  • "Purge Among Peanuts" (2001)
  • "He Wanted to Live" (2002)
  • "Professor Fritz and the Runaway House" (2002)
  • "Man With a Club" (2003)
  • "Haircut" (2006)
  • "Life Size" (2008)
  • "An Element Never Forgets" (2010)
  • "Backteria" (2011)

Colecții de povestiri scurte[modificare | modificare sursă]

  • Born of Man and Woman (1954)
  • The Shores of Space (1957)
  • Shock! (1961)
  • Shock 2 (1964)
  • Shock 3 (1966)
  • Shock Waves (1970) publicat ca Shock 4 în Regatul Unit (1980)
  • Button, Button (1970)
  • Richard Matheson: Collected Stories (1989)
  • By the Gun (1993)
  • Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (2000)
  • Pride with Richard Christian Matheson (2002)
  • Duel (2002)
  • Offbeat: Uncollected Stories (2002)
  • Darker Places (2004)
  • Unrealized Dreams (2004)
  • Duel and The Distributor (2005) Previously unpublished screenplays of these two stories
  • Button, Button: Uncanny Stories (2008) (Tor Books)
  • Uncollected Matheson: Volume 1 (2008)
  • Uncollected Matheson: Volume 2 (2010)
  • Steel: And Other Stories (2011)
  • Bakteria and Other Improbable Tales (2011) (exclusiv e-book)

Filme cinematografice[modificare | modificare sursă]

Televiziune[modificare | modificare sursă]

Non-ficțiune[modificare | modificare sursă]

  • The Path: Metaphysics for the 90s (1993)

Lectură suplimentară[modificare | modificare sursă]

  • California Sorcery, editată de William F. Nolan și William Schafer
  • Jad Hatem, Charité de l'infinitésimal, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2007

Referințe și note[modificare | modificare sursă]

Legături externe[modificare | modificare sursă]

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