The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard (Paperback)

The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard By J. G. Ballard, Martin Amis (Introduction by) Cover Image

The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard (Paperback)

By J. G. Ballard, Martin Amis (Introduction by)


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Named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle

A collection of 98 enthralling and pulse-quickening stories, spanning five decades, venerates the remarkable imagination of J. G. Ballard.

With a body of work unparalleled in twentieth-century literature, J. G. Ballard is recognized as one of the greatest and most prophetic writers in the world. With the much-hailed release of The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard, readers now have a means to celebrate the unmatched range and mesmerizing cadences of a literary genius. Whether writing about musical orchids, human cannibalism, or the secret history of World War III, Ballard's Complete Stories evokes the hallucinations of Kafka and Borges in its ability to render modern paranoia and fantastical creations on the page.

Includes the story "The Garden of Time," the inspiration for the 2024 Met Gala Dress code.

J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including Empire of the Sun, The Drought, and Crash, with many of them made into major films.

Martin Amis is one of Britain's most prolific post-war writers and a professor of creative writing at the University of Manchester. His stories and essays explore the absurdity of the postmodern condition.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393339291
ISBN-10: 0393339297
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 8th, 2010
Pages: 1199
Language: English
A master story writer—the maker of unforgettable artifacts in words, each as absolute and perplexing as sculptures unviewable from a single perspective.
— Jonathan Lethem - The New York Times Book Review

Eerie and melancholy, they unsettle like a Dali painting or a Helmut Newton photograph.
— Washington Post

Ballard is probably the most original English writer of the last century…the book is indispensable.
— China Mieville - The Nation

A revelation; essential reading.
— Literary Journal