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The inner man : the life of J.G. Ballard

Author: John Baxter
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uniquely among his contemporaries, Ballard understood and exploited the language of advertising and promotion. Because of him, the term 'inner space' and phrases like 'the only alien planet is Earth' passed into the language. So did the adjective 'Ballardian' - 'resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in Ballard's novels and stories, esp. dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: J G Ballard; J G Ballard; James G Ballard; James G Ballard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baxter
ISBN: 9780297863526 0297863525
OCLC Number: 712128454
Description: 377 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Baxter.
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Excellently written and perceptive biography of writer J.G. Ballard.  Read more...

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(Baxter) follows every link, traces every connection elucidates on references to publications and people, to friends, to other writers, and especially to Ballard's fascination with surrealism in art. Read more...

 
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