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Crash

Author: J G Ballard; Zadie Smith
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Rare Bird Books, [2019] ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First US deluxe hard cover editionView all editions and formats
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When J. G. Ballard, our narrator, smashes his car into another and watches a man die in front of him, he finds himself drawn with increasing intensity to the mangled impacts of car crashes. Robert Vaughan, a former TV scientist turned nightmare angel of the expressway, has gathered around him a collection of alienated crash victims and experiments with a series of autoerotic atrocities, each more sinister than the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J G Ballard; Zadie Smith
ISBN: 9781947856967 1947856960
OCLC Number: 1112675675
Description: 310 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: J.G. Ballard ; introduction by Zadie Smith.

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When J. G. Ballard, our narrator, smashes his car into another and watches a man die in front of him, he finds himself drawn with increasing intensity to the mangled impacts of car crashes. Robert Vaughan, a former TV scientist turned nightmare angel of the expressway, has gathered around him a collection of alienated crash victims and experiments with a series of autoerotic atrocities, each more sinister than the last. But Vaughan craves the ultimate crash a head-on collision of blood, semen, engine coolant, and iconic celebrity.

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