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J.G. Ballard : visions and revisions

Author: Jeannette Baxter; Rowland Wymer
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 text also engages with Ballard's 'late' modernism.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J G Ballard; J G Ballard; James G Ballard; James Graham Ballard; J G Ballard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannette Baxter; Rowland Wymer
ISBN: 9780230278127 0230278124
OCLC Number: 724656984
Description: x, 255 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 'Fictions of every kind' : form and narrative: Ballard's Story of O : 'the voices of time' and the quest for (non)identity / Rowland Wymer. Ballard/Atrocity/Connery/Exhibition/Assemblage / Roger Luckhurst. Uncanny forms : reading Ballard's 'non-fiction' / Jeannette Baxter --
'The angle between two walls' : sex, geometry and the body: Pornographic geometries : the spectacle as pathology and as therapy in The atrocity exhibition / Jen Hid Bon Hoa. Disaffection and abjection in J.G. Ballard's The atrocity exhibition and Crash / Emma Whiting. Reading posture and gesture in Ballard's novels / Dan O'Hara --
'Babylon revisited' : Ballard's Londons: The texture of modernity in J.G. Ballard's Crash, Concrete Island and High-rise / Sebastian Groes. J.G. Ballard and William Blake : historicizing the reprobate imagination / Alistair Cormack. Late Ballard / David James --
'The personal is political' : psychology and sociopathology: Empires of the mind : autobiography and anti-imperialism in the work of J.G. Ballard / David Ian Paddy. 'Going mad is their only way of staying sane' : Norbert Elias and the civilized violence of J.G. Ballard / J. Carter Wood. The madness of crowds : Ballard's experimental communities / Jake Huntley. 'Zones of transition' : micronationalism in the work of J.G. Ballard / Simon Sellars.
Responsibility: edited by Jeannette Baxter and Rowland Wymer.
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