Providing an extensive reassessment of dominant and recurring themes in Ballard's writing, including historical violence, pornography, post 9/11 politics, and urban space, this book also engages with Ballard's 'late' modernism; his experimentation with style and form; and his sustained interests in psychology and psychopathology.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2012|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: J.Baxter & R.Wymer PART I: 'FICTIONS OF EVERY KIND': FORM AND NARRATIVE Ballard's Story of O: 'The Voices of Time' and the Quest for (Non)Identity; R.Wymer Ballard/Atrocity/Conner/Exhibition/Assemblage; R.Luckhurst Uncanny Forms: Reading Ballard's 'Non-Fiction'; J.Baxter PART II: ' THE ANGLE BETWEEN TWO WALLS': SEX, GEOMETRY AND THE BODY Pornographic Geometries: The Spectacle as Pathology and as Therapy in The Atrocity Exhibition; J.H.Bon Hua Disaffection and Abjection in J. G. Ballard's The Atrocity Exhibition and Crash; E.Whiting Chapter Six: Reading Posture and Gesture in Ballard's Novels; D.O'Hara PART III: 'BABYLON REVISITED': BALLARD'S LONDONS The Texture of Modernity in J. G. Ballard's Crash, Concrete Island and High-Rise; S.Groes J. G. Ballard and William Blake: Historicizing the Reprobate Imagination; A.Cormack Late Ballard; D.James PART IV: 'THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL': PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOPATHOLOGY Empires of the Mind: Autobiography and Anti-imperialism in the Work of J.G. Ballard; I.Paddy 'Going mad is their only way of staying sane': The Civilized Violence of J. G. Ballard; J.Carter Wood The Madness of Crowds: Ballard's Experimental Communities; J.Huntley 'Uncentred Lives': Micronationalism in the Work of J. G. Ballard; S.Sellars Index