The Atrocity Exhibition

The Atrocity Exhibition

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William Burroughs and J. G. Ballard

When “The Atrocity Exhibition” was published in 1970 it went on to become a cult book and is now seen as one of JG Ballard’s key works. It features many of the obsessions that recur in his later books such as “Empire of the Sun”, “High-Rise” and “Super-Cannes”, as well as the seed of his most controversial work, “Crash”. In this revised addition, Ballard has added extensive annotations that help to unlock many of the mysteries of one of the most prophetic, enigmatic and original works of fiction of the late twentieth century.

Reviews of The Atrocity Exhibition

  • ‘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

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