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Author Topic: J.G. Ballard, R.I.P.  (Read 615 times)
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« on: Apr 19, 2009 at 15:19 »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._G._Ballard

One of my literary heroes.
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 20, 2009 at 09:40 »

Yeah, Ballard had some great stuff.  He was one of my Killer B's in the 80s (Beckett, Burroughs, Ballard, Bukowksi, Bowles...).   Remember going through Crash, Concrete Island, High Rise, and a bunch of the short stories in quick succession.  Never saw the movie of Crash, though.  Or Empire of the Sun.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 20, 2009 at 10:29 »

I love Crash (the movie) although I readily admit if it hadn't been directed by Cronenberg or written by Ballard, I would probably hate it.

I have a first edition of High Rise, and a rare early printing of Atrocity Exhibition, both gifts.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 20, 2009 at 12:05 »

I have a first edition of High Rise, and a rare early printing of Atrocity Exhibition, both gifts.

You know, if you need some extra cash, I'd bet that you could get Oat to reprint and replace those binders; Brinker could frame them in some rare, handsewn Italian leather; and BleedGreen could pawn them off for top dollar on craigslist.

$37 @ piece 'oughta cover it.
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