J.G. Ballard R.I.P


J. G. Ballard

“Slow-motion film of Reagan’s speeches produced a marked erotic effect in an audience of spastic children” (Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan)

He was 78 years old.

Obit from Telegraph (More about how he lived)

J.G. Ballard (November 15, 1930 to April 19, 2009) rewired the brains of generations of readers and writers.Giant of literature passes away

I believe in the right to confuse middle England by being autobiographical,
Thus disconcerting Mail readers who might like Empire of the Sun but would take to the streets to prevent Crash being screened in cinemas, even though both films were shot in the wrong places.
I believe in not making my characters merely bourgeois.
I believe in the end of the world
But I also believe in boredom.
I believe in the fictional importance of scientific journals.
I believe in the cultural revolution of the middle classes, even if they’ll never have the guts to blow up the NFT.
I believe in never getting out of the car.
I believe in your obsessions. I believe that the inexistence of the universe means that JG Ballard is not, nor ever will be, dead. (Infinite Thought)

Times Online

As Martin Amis once said of him: “Ballard is quite unlike anyone else; indeed, he seems to address a different – a disused – part of the reader’s brain.”

Elegant Variation Obit (Includes a clip of Ballard talking about the making of film “Crash”)

Modern Word on J. G. Ballard
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