Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with J.G. Ballard (1967-2008)

Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with J.G. Ballard (1967-2008)

J. G. Ballard, Simon Sellars, Dan O'Hara


A startling and now and then unsettlingly prescient number of J.G. Ballard's maximum interviews. J.G. Ballard used to be a literary huge. His novels have been designated and awesome. To the reporters and admirers who sought him out, Ballard was once the 'seer of Shepperton'; his domestic the vantage from which he saw the emerging suburban tide, a part of a altering society captured and second-guessed so plausibly in his fiction. Such acuity used to be now not unique to his novels and, as this publication reminds us, Ballard's restive intelligence sharpened itself in discussion. He entertained many with insights into the area as he observed it, and speculated, usually effectively, approximately its destiny. a few of these observations earned Ballard an oracular acceptance, and proceed to yield an uncannily actual observation at the present time. Now, for the 1st time, 'Extreme Metaphors' collects the best interviews of his occupation. Conversations with cultural figureheads corresponding to Will Self, Jon Savage, Iain Sinclair and John grey, and collaborators like David Cronenberg, are a reminder of his wit and humanity, testomony to Ballard's profound worldliness up to his otherworldly mind's eye. This assortment is an vital tribute to 1 of contemporary history's so much incisive and unique thinkers.

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