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Crash

A Novel

Author: J. G. Ballard

Crash

Crash

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The Definitive Cult, Postmodern Novel—a Shocking Blend of Violence, Transgression, and Eroticism

Reissued with a New Introduction from Zadie Smith

When J....

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224
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12/05/2017

Book Details

The Definitive Cult, Postmodern Novel—a Shocking Blend of Violence, Transgression, and Eroticism

Reissued with a New Introduction from Zadie Smith

When J. G. Ballard, our narrator, smashes his car into another and watches a man die in front of him, he finds himself drawn with increasing intensity to the mangled impacts of car crashes. Robert Vaughan, a former TV scientist turned nightmare angel of the expressway, has gathered around him a collection of alienated crash victims and experiments with a series of autoerotic atrocities, each more sinister than the last. But Vaughan craves the ultimate crash—a head-on collision of blood, semen, engine coolant, and iconic celebrity.

First published in 1973, Crash remains one of the most shocking novels of the twentieth century and was made into an equally controversial film by David Cronenberg.

Imprint Publisher

Picador

ISBN

9781250171511

In The News

"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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Crash

Crash

$17.00