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Crash A Novel

J. G. Ballard

Picador

0312420331

9780312420338

Trade Paperback

224 Pages

$15.00

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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 then 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

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J. G. Ballard is the author of numerous books, including Empire of the Sun, Concrete Island, and The Kindness of Women. He is revered as one of the most important writers of fiction to address the consequences of twentieth-century technology. His latest book is Super-Cannes. He died in 2009. 
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  • J. G. Ballard

  • J.G. Ballard was the author of numerous books, including Empire of the Sun, the underground classic Crash, and The Kindness of Women. He was revered as one of the most important writers of fiction to address the consequences of twentieth-century technology. He passed away in 2009.
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