The atrocity exhibition / J.G. Ballard ; preface by William S. Burroughs ; introduction by Hari Kunzru.
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- ISBN: 9780007116867 (paperback)
- ISBN: 0007116861 (paperback)
- Physical Description: xix, 188 pages ; 20 cm
- Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2014.
- Copyright: ©2014
Original edition was first published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape in 1970.
Preface by William S. Burroughs ; Introduction by Hari Kunzru.
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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