J. G. Ballard: Visions and Revisions

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

EditorJeannette Baxter, Rowland Wymer

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Providing an extensive reassessment of dominant and recurring themes in Ballard's writing, including historical violence, pornography, post 9/11 politics, and urban space, this book also engages with Ballard's 'late' modernism; his experimentation with style and form; and his sustained interests in psychology and psychopathology.

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Providing an extensive reassessment of dominant and recurring themes in Ballard's writing, including historical violence, pornography, post 9/11 politics, and urban space, this book also engages with Ballard's 'late' modernism; his experimentation with style and form; and his sustained interests in psychology and psychopathology.

JEANNETTE BAXTER is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. She is the author of J. G. Ballard's Surrealist Imagination: Spectacular Authorship (Ashgate 2009); editor of J. G. Ballard: Contemporary Critical Perspectives (Continuum 2008); co-editor of W.G. Sebald: Critical Essays (Manchester 20...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.52 × 5.73 × 0.93 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230278124

ISBN - 13:9780230278127

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: J.Baxter&R.Wymer
PART I: 'FICTIONS OF EVERY KIND': FORM AND NARRATIVE
Ballard's Story of O: 'The Voices of Time' and the Quest for (Non)Identity; R.Wymer
Ballard/Atrocity/Conner/Exhibition/Assemblage; R.Luckhurst
Uncanny Forms: Reading Ballard's 'Non-Fiction'; J.Baxter
PART II: ' THE ANGLE BETWEEN TWO WALLS': SEX, GEOMETRY AND THE BODY
Pornographic Geometries: The Spectacle as Pathology and as Therapy in The Atrocity Exhibition; J.H.Bon Hua
Disaffection and Abjection in J. G. Ballard's The Atrocity Exhibition and Crash; E.Whiting
Chapter Six: Reading Posture and Gesture in Ballard's Novels; D.O'Hara
PART III: 'BABYLON REVISITED': BALLARD'S LONDONS
The Texture of Modernity in J. G. Ballard's Crash, Concrete Island and High-Rise; S.Groes
J. G. Ballard and William Blake: Historicizing the Reprobate Imagination; A.Cormack
Late Ballard; D.James
PART IV: 'THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL': PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOPATHOLOGY
Empires of the Mind: Autobiography and Anti-imperialism in the Work of J.G. Ballard; I.Paddy
'Going mad is their only way of staying sane': The Civilized Violence of J. G. Ballard; J.Carter Wood
The Madness of Crowds: Ballard's Experimental Communities; J.Huntley
'Uncentred Lives': Micronationalism in the Work of J. G. Ballard; S.Sellars
Index