J G Ballard Crash

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Crash

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This novel opens with the narrator in hospital after a serious car crash in which he killed a doctor's husband. When he leaves hospital, he revisits the scene of the crash, and meets the doctor. They begin an affair which involves sexual experiments on London motorways.

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"A work of very powerful originality. Ballard is among our finest writers of fiction."--Anthony Burgess
"In Ballard the dystopia is not hidden "under "anything. Nor is it (as with so many fictional dystopias) a vision of the future. It is not the subtext. It "is "the text....The real shock of "Crash "is that technology has entered into even our most intimate human relations....There is always this mix of futuristic dread and excitement, a sweet spot where dystopia and utopia converge."--Zadie Smith, "The New York Review of Books "
"A work of very powerful originality. Ballard is among our finest writers of fiction."--Anthony Burgess

In Ballard the dystopia is not hidden "under "anything. Nor is it (as with so many fictional dystopias) a vision of the future. It is not the subtext. It "is "the text....The real shock of "Crash "is that technology has entered into even our most intimate human relations....There is always this mix of futuristic dread and excitement, a sweet spot where dystopia and utopia converge. "Zadie Smith, The New York Review of Books"

A work of very powerful originality. Ballard is among our finest writers of fiction. "Anthony Burgess""

In Ballard the dystopia is not hidden under anything. Nor is it (as with so many fictional dystopias) a vision of the future. It is not the subtext. It is the text....The real shock of Crash is that technology has entered into even our most intimate human relations....There is always this mix of futuristic dread and excitement, a sweet spot where dystopia and utopia converge. Zadie Smith, The New York Review of Books

A work of very powerful originality. Ballard is among our finest writers of fiction. Anthony Burgess

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Like many of Ballard's other novels, the seeds for Crash were sown in a short story or, in effect, the series of stories that were eventually published as The Atrocity Exhibition (or Love and Napalm: Export USA). Described by Will Self as representing `the zenith of the experimental novel in English' and `a profound and disquieting book' by William Burroughs, The Atrocity Exhibition is composed of seemingly disconnected, almost shard-like tales, some made up of short listed paragraphs. Full of extreme imagery and, as its author admits, `rather obsessive sexual fantasies about the prominent figures of the day', it strove, in its fragmentary structure, to emulate the confused (and confusing) messages of news broadcasts, advertising billboards, television commercials and technical manuals. In an author's note readers were advised to `simply turn the pages until a paragraph catches your eye'.

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