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Out of the night and into the dream : a thematic study of the fiction of J.G. Ballard

Author: Gregory Stephenson
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 47.
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The author of Empire of the Sun and other acclaimed novels and stories, British science fiction writer J.G. Ballard is here given a penetrating analysis, his work being explored in terms of its internal coherence, its continuity and development, and its mythic and metaphysical aspects. Ballard's fiction is widely considered to be a critique of our secular, rational, technological culture, but this study departs from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Stephenson, Gregory.
Out of the night and into the dream.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1991
(DLC) 91021167
(OCoLC)23941019
Named Person: J G Ballard; J G Ballard; J G Ballard
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Stephenson
ISBN: 9780313389092 0313389098
OCLC Number: 615629858
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (182 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction; 1. The Dimension of the Disaster: The Early Short Fiction; 2. A Catechism of Cataclysm: The Wind from Nowhere, The Drowned World, The Drought, The Crystal World; 3. Technological Tartarus: The Atrocity Exhibition, Crash, Concrete Island, High Rise; 4. "Trapped Aircraft": The Later Short Fiction; 5. Release: The Unlimited Dream Company, Hello America, Empire of the Sun, The Day of Creation, Running Wild; Conclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index;
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 47.
Responsibility: Gregory Stephenson.

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The author of Empire of the Sun and other acclaimed novels and stories, British science fiction writer J.G. Ballard is here given a penetrating analysis, his work being explored in terms of its internal coherence, its continuity and development, and its mythic and metaphysical aspects. Ballard's fiction is widely considered to be a critique of our secular, rational, technological culture, but this study departs from earlier ones that label him a fatalistic or nihilistic writer obsessed with entropy, devolution, and dissolution in showing him, instead, to be most deeply concerned with the rede.

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