The Atrocity Exhibition

Now Re/Search brings out an illustrated, large-format edition of this notorious work, augmented with four recently written stories, plus extensive annotations-written by the author, never before published-which clarify and illuminate this ...

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Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: Re-Search Publications

ISBN: UOM:49015002457985

Category: Fiction

Page: 127

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When the Atrocity Exhibition was originally printed (1970), Nelson Doubleday saw a copy and was so horrified he ordered the entire press run shredded. Two years later Grove Press brought out a small hardback printing re-titled Love and Napalm: Export USA. Now Re/Search brings out an illustrated, large-format edition of this notorious work, augmented with four recently written stories, plus extensive annotations-written by the author, never before published-which clarify and illuminate this exhilarating, prophetic masterpiece. Book jacket.

The Atrocity Exhibition

An experimental collection of "condensed novels."

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Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007116867

Category: Experimental fiction

Page: 184

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A prophetic and experimental masterpiece by J. G. Ballard, the acclaimed author of Crash and Super-Cannes. This edition includes explanatory notes from the author. The irrational, all-pervading violence of the modern world is the subject of this extraordinary tour de force.The central character's dreams are haunted by images of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, dead astronauts and car-crash victims as he traverses the screaming wastes of nervous breakdown. Seeking his sanity, he casts himself in a number of roles: H-bomber pilot, presidential assassin, crash victim, psychopath. Finally, through the black, perverse magic of violence he transcends his psychic turmoil to find the key to a bizarre new sexuality.In this revised edition, Ballard has added extensive annotation that help to unlock many of the mysteries of one of the most prophetic, enigmatic and original works of the late twentieth century.This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Neil Gaiman, Iain Sinclair, James Lever and Ali Smith) and brand-new cover designs.

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Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: Re-Search Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110142325

Category: Science fiction

Page: 127

View: 138

When the Atrocity Exhibition was originally printed (1970), Nelson Doubleday saw a copy and was so horrified he ordered the entire press run shredded. Two years later Grove Press brought out a small hardback printing re-titled Love and Napalm: Export USA. Now Re/Search brings out an illustrated, large-format edition of this notorious work, augmented with four recently written stories, plus extensive annotations-written by the author, never before published-which clarify and illuminate this exhilarating, prophetic masterpiece. Book jacket.

Atrocity Exhibition

Writings from the foremost chronicler of violence in our times, a fundamental issue for the future of the human race, looked at from every angle.

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Author: Brad Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: 1940660467

Category: History

Page: 204

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Writings from the foremost chronicler of violence in our times, a fundamental issue for the future of the human race, looked at from every angle.

Atrocity Exhibition

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Author: Københavns Universitet. Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab

Publisher:

ISBN: 8791444039

Category:

Page:

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The Empire s of J G Ballard

Setting is as reclusive as character in The Atrocity Exhibition and one of the most radical dimensions of the text is its novel use of landscape.

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Author: David Ian Paddy

Publisher: Gylphi Limited

ISBN: 9781780240206

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

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J. G. Ballard once declared that the most truly alien planet is Earth and in his science fiction he abandoned the traditional imagery of rocket ships traveling to distant galaxies to address the otherworldliness of this world. The Empires of J. G. Ballard is the first extensive study of Ballard's critical vision of nation and empire, of the political geography of this planet. Paddy examines how Ballard s self-perceived status as an outsider and exile, the Sheppertonian from Shanghai, generated an outlook that celebrated worldliness and condemned parochialism. This book brings to light how Ballard wrestled with notions of national identity and speculated upon the social and psychological implications of the post-war transformation of older models of empire into new imperialisms of consumerism and globalization. Presenting analyses of Ballard s full body of work with its tales of reverse colonization, psychological imperialism, the savagery of civilization, estranged Englishmen abroad and at home, and multinational communities built on crime, The Empires of J. G. Ballard offers a fresh perspective on the fiction of J. G. Ballard. The Empires of J.G. Ballard: An Imagined Geography offers a sustained and highly convincing analysis of the imperial and post-imperial histories and networks that shape and energise Ballard's fictional and non-fictional writings. To what extent can Ballard be considered an international writer? What happens to our understanding of his post-war science fictions when they are opened up to the language and logics of post-colonialism? And what creative and critical roles do the spectres of empire play in Ballard's visions of modernity? Paddy follows these and other fascinating lines of enquiry in a study that is not only essential reading for Ballard students and scholars, but for anyone interested in the intersections of modern and contemporary literature, history and politics. (Jeanette Baxter, Anglia Ruskin University) Shanghai made my father. Arriving in England after WW2, he was a person of the world who d witnessed extremes of human experience, and remained the outsider observing life from his home in Shepperton. 1930s Shanghai, Paris of the East , was a mix of international sophistication and violence, unfettered capitalism and acute poverty, American cars, martinis and Coca Cola, a place marked by death and war. It had a profound influence on my father and his imagination. Dr Paddy s fascinating book explores my father s fiction within an international context and offers a profound reading of a man who always kept his eyes and mind open to the world. (Fay Ballard)

J G Ballard

THE ATBOCITY EXHIBITION (1970) (LOVE AND NAPALM; EXPORT P. S. A. --American title) The Atrocity Exhibition is Ballard's most ambitious extended experiment ...

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Author: Peter Brigg

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780916732837

Category: Reference

Page: 138

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Peter Brigg examines the life and work of British author J.G. Ballard, from his science fiction to his mainstream fiction. Starmont Reader's Guide 26.

Out of the Night and Into the Dream

In this manner, The Atrocity Exhibition may be seen to be at the center of Ballard's oeuvre, and to represent a grammar of the themes and images of his work ...

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Author: Gregory Stephenson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313279225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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The author of Empire of the Sun and other acclaimed novels and stories, British writer J. G. Ballard is here given a penetrating analysis, his work being explored in terms of its internal coherence, thematic continuity and development, and mythic and metaphysical aspects. Ballard's fiction is widely considered to be a critique of our secular, rational, technological culture, but the writer is shown not to be fatalistic, but, rather, concerned with the redemption and regeneration of the human psyche. This study examines Ballard's output over four decades and compares him to several British and American writers of the post-World War II era--within and beyond the often too-rigidly applied categorization of science fiction, as well as to Romantic visionaries of the past.

Interiors

5 J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition (Flamingo, 1993), 46. 6Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition, 73. 7 R.D. Laing, The Divided Self: an Existential Study of ...

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Author: Sonia Front

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443822992

Category: History

Page: 275

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The essays gathered in the present collection provide textual explorations of the theoretical borderland between interiors and exteriors, undertaken from a variety of perspectives and representing varying approaches and understandings of these terms. In the realm of theory, the distinction between what we choose to include and what we exclude remains a political choice, often fraught with dilemmas that cannot be resolved. How to discern between interiors and exteriors? Where do we draw dividing lines? Do we want to draw them anymore? Or, alternately, can we afford not to divide and discern between the inside and outside, between here and there, between “us” and “them”? If the binary divisions, so much discredited, no longer hold, if we must include multiplicity and plurality of readings, is any distinction between these dimensions possible? Essays collected in the present volume attempt to present a wide plethora of answers to these questions.

Grave Desire

13 J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition (Revised edition: London, 2006), p. 82. 14 The Atrocity Exhibition, p.92. 15 Thomas Metzinger, The Ego Tunnel: the ...

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Author: Steve Finbow

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782793410

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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Grave Desire is an analysis of the occasions of necrophilia throughout history, literature and the arts. It is an examination of the breaking of taboos and the metastasizing of fetishes in individuals and cultures using the works of Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Sigmund Freud, Georges Bataille, Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Slavoj Žižek and others to explore the biographies of known necrophiles such as Carl von Cosel, Karen Greenlee and Ed Gein, and to analyze the cultures of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Troy, Victorian England and the first to eighth century CE civilization of the Moche people in northern Peru who used necrophilia as a means of religious time travel. Throughout the book, examples from the works of Herodotus, the Metaphysical poets, the Marquis de Sade, Cormac McCarthy, Poppie Z Brite, Jörg Buttgereit and more are used for illustration.

J G Ballard s Surrealist Imagination

Of all of Ballard's works, The Atrocity Exhibition (1970) has acquired a reputation for being the most difficult and the most inaccessible.

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Author: Jeannette Baxter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351925815

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Making the case that J. G. Ballard's fictional and non-fictional writings must be read within the framework of Surrealism, Jeannette Baxter argues for a radical revisioning of Ballard that takes account of the political and ethical dimensions of his work. Ballard's appropriation of diverse Surrealist aesthetic forms and political writings, Baxter suggests, are mobilised to contest official narratives of postwar history and culture and offer a series of counter-historical and counter-cultural critiques. Thus Ballard's work must be understood as an exercise in Surrealist historiography that is politically and ethically engaged. Placing Ballard's illustrated texts within this critical framework permits Baxter to explore the effects of photographs, drawings, and other visual symbols on the reading experience and the production of meaning. Ballard's textual spectacles raise a variety of questions about the shifting role of the reader and the function of the written text within a predominantly visual culture, while acknowledging the visual contexts of Ballard's Surrealist writings allows a very different historical picture of the author and his work to emerge.

J G Ballard

The desire of both Traven in “The Terminal Beach” and the T-character in The Atrocity Exhibition to reimagine the past is indicative of the significant ...

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Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004313866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

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Innovative and interdisciplinary essays on the increasingly significant British writer J.G. Ballard (1930-2009), exploring the physical, cultural and intertextual landscapes in his key works, especially The Atrocity Exhibition, one of the most challenging works in contemporary fiction.

CLA Journal

6 A statement carrying similar thematic thrust encapsulates the overall agenda of
J . G . Ballard ' s work : " The Atrocity Exhibition is directly inspired by Kennedy ' s
death , and represents a desperate attempt to make sense of the tragedy .

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Author: College Language Association (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106016504331

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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J G Ballard

... us in the introduction: 'Here, as throughout The Atrocity Exhibition, the nervous systems of the characters have been externalised' (Ballard 1990:44).

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Author: Jeannette Baxter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441163622

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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J.G. Ballard is one of the most significant British writers of the contemporary period. His award-winning novels are widely studied and read, yet the appeal of Ballard's idiosyncratic, and often controversial, imagination is such that his work also enjoys something of a cult status with the reading public. The hugely successful cinematic adaptations of Empire of the Sun (Spielberg, 1987) and Crash (Cronenberg, 1996) further confirm Ballard's unique place within the literary, cultural and popular imaginations. This guide includes new critical perspectives on Ballard's major novels as well as his short stories and journalistic writing covering issues of form, narrative and experimentation. Whilst offering fresh readings of dominant and recurring themes in Ballard's writing, including history, sexuality, violence, consumer capitalism, and urban space,the contributors also explore Ballard's contribution to major contemporary debates including those surrounding post 9/11 politics, terrorism, neo-imperialism, science, morality and ethics.

J G Ballard

1 0 The Atrocity Exhibition focuses on a mutually reinforcing nexus of phenomena : sexual and physical violence ; the loss of affect ; the mediatisation of ...

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Author: Andrzej Gasiorek

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719070538

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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A comprehensive account of the work of J.G. Ballard, one of the most important fiction writers of the past forty years. Traces the development of his career, and the significant contribution he has made to contemporary writing.

Hot Art Cold War Western and Northern European Writing on American Art 1945 1990

Erik Thygesen, “The Atrocity Exhibition,” translated from Danish by Marianne Ølholm, originally published as “Grusomhedsudstillingen,” in A+B 1 (1970): ...

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Author: Claudia Hopkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351187657

Category: Art

Page: 584

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Hot Art, Cold War – Northern and Western European Writing on American Art 1945-1990 is one of two text anthologies that trace the reception of American art in Europe during the Cold War era through primary sources. With the exception of those originally published in English, the majority of these texts are translated into English for the first time from eight languages, and are introduced by scholarly essays. They offer a representative selection of the diverse responses to American art in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany (FRG), Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland. There was no single European discourse, as attitudes to American art were determined by a wide range of ideological, political, social, cultural and artistic positions that varied considerably across the European nations. This volume and its companion, Hot Art, Cold War – Southern and Eastern European Writing on American Art 1945-1990, offer the reader a unique opportunity to compare how European art writers introduced and explained contemporary American art to their many and varied audiences. Whilst many are fluent in one or two foreign languages, few are able to read all twenty-five languages represented in the two volumes. These ground-breaking publications significantly enrich the fields of American art studies and European art criticism.

Science Fiction After 1900

lard's The Atrocity Exhibition ( 1970 ) , a collection of 15 chapters , most consisting of between 20 and 30 titled sections . Some of these chapters — or ...

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Author: Brooks Landon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415938880

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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A broad overview of the evolution of science fiction, from the early twentieth century dime store novel to the soft agenda SF of the '90s. Authors examined include E. M. Forster, John W. Campbell, Philip K. Dick and Ursula K. Le Guin.

The Entropy Exhibition

Even the stories in The Atrocity Exhibition are disaster stories of a kind. The book is about the communications explosion of the '60's.

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Author: Colin Greenland

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575127593

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Michael Moorcock edited and produced the magazine New Worlds from 1964 to 1973. Within its pages he encouraged the development of new kinds of popular writing out of the genre of science fiction, energetically reworking traditional themes, images and styles as a radical response to the crisis of modern fiction. The essential paradox of the new writing lay in its fascination with 'entropy' - the universal and irreversible decline of energy into disorder. Entropy provides the key both to the anarchic vitality of the magazine and to its neglect by critics and academics, as well as its intimate connection with other cultural experiments of the 1960s. The fiction of the New Worlds writers, who included Brian Aldiss, J. G. Ballard and Moorcock himself, was not concerned with the far future and outer space, but with the ambiguous and unstable conditions of the modern world. As Ballard put it: 'The only truly alien planet is Earth.' The Entropy Exhibition is the first critical assessment of the literary movement known as 'New Wave' science fiction. It examines the history of the magazine and its background in the popular imagination of the 1960s, traces the strange history of sex in science fiction and analyses development in stylistic theory and practice. Detailed attention is given to each of the three principal contributors to New Worlds - Aldiss, Ballard and Moorcock. Moorcock himself is most commonly judged by his commercial fantasy novels instead of by the magazine he supported with them, but here the balance is at last redressed: New Worlds emerges as nothing less than a focus and a metaphor for many of the transformations of English and American literature in the past two decades.

The Sex Is Out of This World

This intermediality, I would argue, extends and enriches The Atrocity Exhibition's presentation of the effect of a culture of spectacle on individuals' ...

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Author: Sherry Ginn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786466856

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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"This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction. The essays explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision very different beings expressing this most fundamental of human behaviors"--Provided by publisher.