THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION by J.G. Ballard
This book has been both banned and acclaimed
In 1967 Nelson Doubleday supposedly ordered the entire first print run of J.G. Ballard's novel ATROCITY EXHIBITION destroyed after reading the short story "Why I Want To F*^& Ronald Regan."
The book was then released two years later by another publisher under the title "Love and Nalpalm: Export USA."
In 1990, this book was re-published in an expanded volume with the original title by Re/Search Publications, in San Francisco, CA.
THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION
This Re/Search publication really is a great edition. In addition to reproducing Ballard's seminal work, the volume is also illustrated with surreal and fascinating drawings by medical illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner, and black-and-white photographs by Ana Barrado. Both women have produced spot-on "Ballardian" images to go with the text.
And speaking of the text, along with Ballard's work the publishers have included notes and comments from the author alongside the text, material that has never been published elsewhere. They've also included four short stories whose flow and structure make them good companions to the novel.
A gorgeous and insightful addition to any Ballard collection.
Concerning the Atrocity Exhibition
There are many discussions about this book, ranging from debates about obscenity to musings on meta-fiction.
- Flatline_Constructs 2.9 The Atrocity Exhibition
In his key works, Ballard performs a literal de-territorialization of Science Fiction, a shift from the thematics of spatial domination that, according to Baudrillard, had dominated it in its "classical" period. What Ballard has himself characterised
- Literary Encyclopedia: The Atrocity Exhibition
The Atrocity Exhibition is Ballard's most controversial and challenging experimental novel. Between 1966 and 1969 Ballard published fifteen individual texts, or 'condensed novels' across a wide range of avant-garde and literary magazines. In 1970, th
- Powell's Books - The Atrocity Exhibition by J. G. Ballard
The Atrocity Exhibition is J.G. Ballard's most complex, disturbing work, with fabulous photos by Ana Barrado and artwork by Phoebe Gloeckner...
- J.G. Ballard, the oracle of Shepperton
Much of J.G. Ballard's earlier work is taken up with exploring a wide variety of surrealistic disasters, of a world turning into crystal, a world drowning and reverting to a primeval Triassic swamp, or a world becoming an ur-desert. Though cut from m
- J.G. Ballard
J.G. Ballard has long worked with intriguing structures. The Atrocity Exhibition (1970), for example, is composed of a series of highly compressed short stories which Ballard calls "condensed novels." These are linked thematically and formally.
- RE/Search Publications -- Books -- Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard
A large-format, illustrated edition, Atrocity Exhibition is widely regarded as Ballard's finest, most complex work. Withdrawn by E.P. Dutton after having been shredded by Doubleday, this outrageous work was finally in a small edition by Grove before
- Ballardian: The World of JG Ballard Â» The Atrocity Exhibition (1970)
The most comprehensive source for current and archival information about the writer JG Ballard. Plus stories in the Ballardian mode, essays and reviews on Ballard and interviews with Ballard.
Many of Ballard's books go in and out of print, and much of his early work in not easily available in stores.
The Exhibition Adapted
Explorations and adaptations inspired by the book but realized in other mediums.
- The Atrocity Exhibition - Slamdance 1999
The film makes extensive use of rare archival footage acquired from such varied sources as the Nuclear Defense Agency, the Car Crash Analysis Library, and the Zapruder Estate. Weiss incorporates this footage into the narrative, weaving fact and ficti
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