Easily one of the 20th century's most visionary writers, J. G. Ballard still lives far ahead of his time. Called his "prophetic masterpiece" by many, The Atrocity Exhibition
practically lies outside of any literary tradition. Part science fiction, part eerie historical fiction, part pornography, its characters adhere to no rules of linearity or stability. This reissued edition features an introduction by William S. Burroughs, extensive text commentary by Ballard, and four additional stories. Of specific interest are the illustrations by underground cartoonist and professional medical illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner. Her ultrarealistic images of eroticism and destruction add an important dimension to Ballard's text.
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'The zenith of the experimental novel in English' Will Self 'Brilliant and unnerving ... Ballard is a writer with talent to burn' The Times 'These stories - "condensed novels", Ballard has called them - are a high-water mark in English experimental fiction' New York Times 'A powerful book ... Phrase and image are constantly disturbing and stimulating' Sunday Telegraph 'The terrifying thing about Ballard is his logic; is this science fiction or history written ahead of its time?' Len Deighton