Atrocity Exhibition

Paperback | May 31, 2001

byJ G Ballard

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A prophetic and experimental masterpiece by J. G. Ballard, the acclaimed author ofCrashandSuper-Cannes. This edition includes explanatory notes from the author.

The irrational, all-pervading violence of the modern world is the subject of this extraordinary tour de force.

The central character's dreams are haunted by images of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, dead astronauts and car-crash victims as he traverses the screaming wastes of nervous breakdown. Seeking his sanity, he casts himself in a number of roles: H-bomber pilot, presidential assassin, crash victim, psychopath. Finally, through the black, perverse magic of violence he transcends his psychic turmoil to find the key to a bizarre new sexuality.

In this revised edition, Ballard has added extensive annotation that help to unlock many of the mysteries of one of the most prophetic, enigmatic and original works of the late twentieth century.

This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Neil Gaiman, Iain Sinclair, James Lever and Ali Smith) and brand-new cover designs.

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A prophetic and experimental masterpiece by J. G. Ballard, the acclaimed author ofCrashandSuper-Cannes. This edition includes explanatory notes from the author.The irrational, all-pervading violence of the modern world is the subject of this extraordinary tour de force.The central character's dreams are haunted by images of John F. Ken...

J.G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946. He published his first novel, The Drowned World, in 1961. His 1984 bestseller 'Empire of the Sun' won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booke...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.88 × 5.13 × 0.64 inPublished:May 31, 2001Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0007116861

ISBN - 13:9780007116867

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