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A startling and at times unsettlingly prescient collection of J. G. Ballard’s greatest interviews.

J.G. Ballard was a literary giant. Best known for his controversial bestseller ‘Crash’ and the memoir ‘Empire of the Sun’, he was a writer of unique talent – always surprising, frequently prescient.

Such acuity was not exclusive to his novels and, as this book reminds us, Ballard’s restive intelligence sharpened itself in dialogue. He entertained many with insights into the world as he saw it, and speculated, often correctly, about its future. Some of these observations earned Ballard an oracular reputation, and continue to yield an uncannily accurate commentary today.

‘Extreme Metaphors’ collects the finest interviews of his career. Conversations with Will Self, Jon Savage, Iain Sinclair and John Gray, and collaborators like David Cronenberg, are a reminder of his wit and humanity, testament to Ballard’s profound worldliness as much as his otherworldly imagination. This collection is an indispensable tribute to one of recent history’s most original thinkers.

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Paperback. Pub Date :2014-01-30 Pages: 528 Language: English Publisher:.. Fourth Estate Ltd A startling and at times unsettlingly prescient collection of JG Ballard's greatest interviews JG Ballard was a literary giant Best known for his controversial bestseller 'Crash 'and the memoir' Empire of the Sun '. he was a writer of unique talent - always surprising. frequently prescient Such acuity was not exclusive to his novels and. as this book reminds us. Ballard's restive intelligence sharpened itself in dialogue He.. entertained many with insights into the world as he saw it. and speculated. often correctly. about its future. Some of these observations earned Ballard an oracular reputation. and continue to yield an uncannily accurate commentary today. 'Extreme Metaphors' collects the finest interviews of his career. Conversations with Will Self. Jon Savage. Iain Sinclair and ...

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‘An illuminating and at times revelatory collection of more than 40 interviews given over 41 years’ John Grey, New Statesman

‘Several pieces are previously unpublished, or translated for the first time, and devotees will find plenty to enjoy’ Andrew McKie, Spectator

‘Impeccably edited, the book serves a s a valuable coda to one of the strangest and most haunted imaginations in English literature’ Ian Thomson, Books of the Year, Observer

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