Drowned World

Paperback | March 9, 2006

byJ G Ballard

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Set in the future, Ballard imagines a world in which global warming has melted the ice-caps and primordial jungles and swamps have returned to a tropical London. As various members of an expedition to the city busy themselves with more or less futile schemes like draining Leicester Square in hope of loot, the central character Kerans moves to a strange acceptance of and assimilation by this lushly transformed world, vanishing into a final epiphany of heat and light.

The Drowned World is a potent, sensual mood-piece - jewelled and unforgettable.

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Set in the future, Ballard imagines a world in which global warming has melted the ice-caps and primordial jungles and swamps have returned to a tropical London. As various members of an expedition to the city busy themselves with more or less futile schemes like draining Leicester Square in hope of loot, the central character Kerans m...

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 bestseller Empire of the Sun won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. His controversial novel Crash was made into a film by David Cronenberg. His autobiography Miracles ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.88 × 5.25 × 0.66 inPublished:March 9, 2006Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0007221835

ISBN - 13:9780007221837

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