J G Ballard Crash

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In this hallucinatory novel, an automobile provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a "TV scientist" turned "nightmare angel of the highways," experiments with erotic atrocities among auto crash victims, each more sinister than the last. James Ballard, his friend and fellow obsessive, tells the story of this twisted visionary as he careens rapidly toward his own demise in an internationally orchestrated car crash with Elizabeth Taylor.

A classic work of cutting-edge fiction, Crash explores both the disturbing implications and horrific possibilities of contemporary society's increasing dependence on technology as intermediary in human relations.

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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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"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..."--Zadie Smith, The New York Review of Books

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

"Crash sensationally and scintillatingly succeeds."--Martin Amis

"The last great English avatar of the avant-garde."--Will Self

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