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The atrocity exhibition / J.G. Ballard ; preface by William S. Burroughs ; introduction by Hari Kunzru.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.

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1 current hold with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch BALLA J (Text) 33126024027538 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780007116867 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0007116861 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xix, 188 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2014.

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General Note:
Original edition was first published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape in 1970.
Preface by William S. Burroughs ; Introduction by Hari Kunzru.
Summary, etc.:
The irrational, all-pervading violence of the modern world is the subject of this extraordinary tour de force. The central character's dreams are haunted by images of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, dead astronauts and car-crash victims as he traverses the screaming wastes of nervous breakdown. Seeking his sanity, he casts himself in a number of roles: H-bomber pilot, presidential assassin, crash victim, psychopath. Finally, through the black, perverse magic of violence he transcends his psychic turmoil to find the key to a bizarre new sexuality.
Subject: Physicians > Fiction.
Genre: Experimental fiction.
Summary: The irrational, all-pervading violence of the modern world is the subject of this extraordinary tour de force. The central character's dreams are haunted by images of John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, dead astronauts and car-crash victims as he traverses the screaming wastes of nervous breakdown. Seeking his sanity, he casts himself in a number of roles: H-bomber pilot, presidential assassin, crash victim, psychopath. Finally, through the black, perverse magic of violence he transcends his psychic turmoil to find the key to a bizarre new sexuality.

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