The Atrocity Exhibition

by J. G. Ballard

On Sale: 08/06/2024

The Atrocity Exhibition

by J. G. Ballard

On Sale: 08/06/2024

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About the Book

A prophetic and experimental masterpiece by J. G. Ballard, the acclaimed author of ‘Crash’ and ‘Super-Cannes’, featuring an introduction by Hari Kunzru.

The human organism is an atrocity exhibition at which he is an unwilling spectator …

As the protagonist spirals into the depths of a nervous breakdown, his dreams are haunted by images of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, astronauts and car-crash victims. A kaleidoscopic scrapbook of mass culture, his mind fixates on the consumerism of the modern world – a hallucinatory obsession with celebrity, media, sex and violence. With the media infiltrating every corner of our psyche, have the lines blurred between fiction and reality?

Critical Praise

‘Brilliant and unnerving … Ballard is a writer with talent to burn’ The Times

‘These stories – “condensed novels”, Ballard has called them – are a high-water mark in English experimental fiction’ New York Times

‘A powerful book … Phrase and image are constantly disturbing and stimulating’ Sunday Telegraph

‘The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?’ Len Deighton

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780007116867
  • ISBN 10: 0007116861
  • Imprint: Fourth Estate
  • On Sale: 08/06/2024
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Political
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Urban
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Satire
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Literary

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