Crash: Deluxe Edition

byJ. G. BallardIntroduction byZADIE SMITH

August 2, 2019|
Crash: Deluxe Edition by J. G. Ballard
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Featuring an introduction by Zadie Smith; "Jim''s Desk" and introductory notes by Chris Beckett
The short stories "Crash," "Tolerances of the Human Face," and "Mae West''s Reduction Mammoplasty" by J. G. Ballard
Treatments and letters about the BBC2Review short film about J. G. Ballard titled "Crash!" that aired in February 1971
Introduction to the French edition ofCrash
An excerpt of an interview with Will Self and J. G. Ballard from 1994


When J. G. Ballard, our narrator, smashes his car into another and watches a man die in front of him, he finds himself drawn with increasing intensity to the mangled impacts of car crashes. Robert Vaughan, a former TV scientist turned nightmare angel of the expressway, has gathered around him a collection of alienated crash victims and experiments with a series of autoerotic atrocities, each more sinister than the last. But Vaughan craves the ultimate crashâa head-on collision of blood, semen, engine coolant, and iconic celebrity.

First published in 1973,Crash remains one of the most shocking novels of the twentieth century and was made into an equally controversial film by David Cronenberg.
J. G. Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai. After internment in a civilian prison camp, his family returned to England in 1946. His 1984 bestsellerEmpire of the Sun won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novelCrash was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiographyMiracles of ...
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Title:Crash: Deluxe Edition
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.14 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.14 in
Published:August 2, 2019
Publisher:Rare Bird Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781947856967

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