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The JG Ballard Book

Rick McGrath

Published July 4th 2013
ISBN : 9780991866502
Paperback
192 pages
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Introducing The JG Ballard Book, an oversized collection of articles, ideas, interviews, insights and a travelogue... as well as uniquely featuring hi-rez reproductions of over 60 pages of handwritten and typed letters from JG Ballard himself. The JGMoreIntroducing The JG Ballard Book, an oversized collection of articles, ideas, interviews, insights and a travelogue... as well as uniquely featuring hi-rez reproductions of over 60 pages of handwritten and typed letters from JG Ballard himself. The JG Ballard Book is 192 (count em) full-colour large format pages of fun and fascinating insights into The Seer of Shepperton -- his life, his work and his planar intersections. The JG Ballard Book features contributions from some well-known denizens of the Ballardian universe: Toby Litt suggests Ballards political ideology may be as inverted as his plots- David Pringle offers up his thoughtful 1984 interview, JG Ballard: Psychoanalyst of the Electronic Age- Michael Bonsall cuts it open with JG Ballard in the Dissecting Room- Michael Holliday stitches together all the disconnected Atrocity Exhibition bits in Desperate Measures: A History of the Atrocity Exhibition- seminal Ballard bibliographer James Goddard contributes actual Ballard documents from his extensive collection, a total of 56 pages of Ballards handwritten text, interview corrections, lists and more from JGBs intense and experimental late 1960s and 1970s- Rick Poynor paints a picture of how Ballard has been treated by the visual media in What Does JG Ballard Look Like?- Sam Francis, fresh from his acclaimed study, The Psychological Fictions of JG Ballard, amuses us with an unpublished 2005 Ballard interview- Prof Peter Brigg clocks in with JG Ballard: Time Out of Mind- Jordi Costa, the creative force behind the JGB exhibition in Barcelona, takes a big screen look with Ballardoscope: Some Attempts at Approaching the Writer as a Visionary- Paul A. Green amazingly paints a pure Ballard pastiche with The Impossibility Exhibition- and Rick McGrath re-imagines his 2007 journey to Shanghai to visit the few remains of JG Ballards youth in the wicked city, with original letters, maps and drawings by Ballard. The book features original cover art by Luca del Baldo and 10 delicious photographs by Ana Barrado. The JG Ballard Book is a large format, full-colour, must-have collection for any Ballard fan!