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J.G. Ballard (1930 - )

Lifespan: 1930 -

Related: experimental literature - transgressive literature - British literature - dystopia

Titles: Crash (1973)

The adjective "Ballardian", defined as "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in JG Ballard's novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments", has been included in the Collins English Dictionary.

Crash : A Novel (1973) - J. G. Ballard
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Crash is a novel by J.G. Ballard first published in 1973 about a subculture of people who are sexually aroused by car crashes. They re-enact famous car crashes (such as those that killed James Dean and Jayne Mansfield), cause accidents themselves, and document other crashes. It was a highly controversial novel: famously one publisher's reader returned the verdict "This author is beyond psychiatric help. Do Not Publish."

The Atrocity Exhibition (1970) - J. G. Ballard [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Cover for the first edition of The Atrocity Exhibition.


James Graham Ballard (born November 18, 1930) is a British novelist remarkable for the range of genres of his novels - science fiction, modernistic art novel, and historical setting. A great many of his writings are about dystopias. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.G._Ballard

The Atrocity Exhibition (1970/1984) - J. G. Ballard

The Atrocity Exhibition (1970/1984) - J. G. Ballard [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Easily one of the 20th century's most visionary writers, J. G. Ballard still lives far ahead of his time. Called his "prophetic masterpiece" by many, The Atrocity Exhibition practically lies outside of any literary tradition. Part science fiction, part eerie historical fiction, part pornography, its characters adhere to no rules of linearity or stability. This reissued edition features an introduction by William S. Burroughs, extensive text commentary by Ballard, and four additional stories. Of specific interest are the illustrations by underground cartoonist and professional medical illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner. Her ultrarealistic images of eroticism and destruction add an important dimension to Ballard's text. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
The Atrocity Exhibition is J.G. Ballard's most complex, disturbing work, with fabulous photos by Ana Barrado and artwork by Phoebe Gloeckner.

The Atrocity Exhibition is British writer J. G. Ballard's most experimental novel. Originally published in 1970 by Jonathan Cape, a revised large format paperback edition, with annotations by the author, and illustrations by Phoebe Gloeckner was issued by RE/Search in 1984, as RE/Search #8 & 9, with ISBN 0940642085. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Atrocity_Exhibition [Aug 2005]

see also: J.G. Ballard - 1970 - 1984

J.G. Ballard Quotes (2005) - J.G. Ballard, V. Vale, Mike Ryan (2005)

J.G. Ballard Quotes (2005) - J.G. Ballard, V. Vale, Mike Ryan (2005) [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

A compendium of quotations from J.G. Ballard's fiction, plus impossible-to-find articles and interviews. This is the first time Ballard's philosophic views have been edited into one volume, grouped by topic. A companion to J.G. Ballard: Interviews, this could be the 21st-century version of the Portable Shakespeare --via Amazon

see also: J.G. Ballard - V. Vale - 2005 - USA

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