J.G. Ballard Quotes JAPANESE HARDBACK (“FLEXBACK”) **NOT** AUTOGRAPHED
This Japanese FLEXBACK Binding will last longer than a regular paperback, but is lighter weight than a heavy hardback, and the “dust jacket” is built into the binding—no more ripping the dust jacket! Ballard’s books have remained fresh years after they were first published, and the provocations collected in J.G. BALLARD QUOTES have worn well. Small enough to fit in a large pocket, this anthology brings together J. G. Ballard’s eye-opening thoughts on music, film, celebrity, the rise of corporate media, the death of reality, etc. Arranged by topics such as “Sex: Relationships, Sex x Technology equals the Future, Pornography” and “Surrealism, Imagination,” these quotes are clear, providing a strong beacon for readers accustomed to a baffling daily assault of advertisements, phone calls, and e-mails. They help readers better understand Ballard’s fiction—the most visionary, provocative literature of the 20th century. A Ballardian glossary, the essay “Guide to Virtual Death,” and a bibliography round out this essential resource. In today’s dense communications environment, where the average New Yorker experiences 14,000 branding messages each day one needs to continually make sense of a bafflingly complex, constantly changing environment. Brief, succinct quotes can quickly produce clarity amid moral murkiness—like a torch illuminating a dark forest ahead. This book is especially aimed at all who have to work for a living. It is our hope that many a commute may be glorified by this quotations book, which is easy to carry and use—just one minute at a bus stop may yield an inspiration sufficient to set one’s imagination reeling.
In a weird way, THIS LIBRARY EDITION is one of the RAREST books RE/Search ever published: only 100 made!!!