The Atrocity Exhibition



The Atrocity Exhibition The Irrational, All Pervading Violence Of The Modern World Is The Subject Of This Extraordinary Tour De Force.The Central Character S Dreams Are Haunted By Images Of John F Kennedy And Marilyn Monroe, Dead Astronauts And Car Crash Victims As He Traverses The Screaming Wastes Of Nervous Breakdown Seeking His Sanity, He Casts Himself In A Number Of Roles H Bomber Pilot, Presidential Assassin, Crash Victim, Psychopath Finally, Through The Black, Perverse Magic Of Violence He Transcends His Psychic Turmoil To Find The Key To A Bizarre New Sexuality.In This Revised Edition, Ballard Has Added Extensive Annotation That Help To Unlock Many Of The Mysteries Of One Of The Most Prophetic, Enigmatic And Original Works Of The Late Twentieth Century.This Edition Is Part Of A New Commemorative Series Of Ballard S Works, Featuring Introductions From A Number Of His Admirers Including Neil Gaiman, Iain Sinclair, James Lever And Ali Smith And Brand New Cover Designs.

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  • paperback
  • The Atrocity Exhibition
  • J.G. Ballard
  • 12 October 2017
  • 9780586035 Other Editions 33

10 thoughts on “The Atrocity Exhibition

  1. Cecily says:

    Impossible to rate or even classify this weird and disturbing book from the late 60s it s not a novel, it s not a collection of mini novels, it s not even a psychological treatise, though it has aspects of all three It explores the links between death danger and sexuality his own wife had died suddenly a few years earlier Parts of it will be thought obscene by many It reflects Ballard s interests in psychoanalysis and surrealism the very structure of the book is surreal All of this mak Impossible to rate or even classify this weird and disturbing book from the late 60s it s not a novel, it s not a collection of mini novels, it s not even a psychological treatise, though it has aspects of all three It explores the links between death danger and sexuality his own wife had died suddenly a few years earlier Parts of it will be thought obscene by many It reflects Ballard s...

  2. Vit Babenco says:

    The Atrocity Exhibition is something like a shock therapy it is painstakingly unpleasant but it makes one react Now that sex is becominganda conceptual act, an intellectualization divorced from affect and physiology alike, one has to bear in mind the positive merits of the sexual perversions The Atrocity Exhibition is a series of dreamscapes or, to beprecise, madscapes born in the sick mind of the protagonist the psychiatrist with the split and fragmented identity His vi The Atrocity Exhibition is something like a shock therapy it is painstakingly unpleasant but it makes one react Now that sex is becominganda conceptual act, an intellectualization divorced from affect and physiology alike, one has to bear in mind the positive merits of the sexual perversions The Atrocity Exhibition is a series of dreamscapes or, to beprecise, madscapes born in the sick mind of the protagonist the psychiatrist with the split and fragmented identity His visions are fatalistic and gloomily surreal and they are modeled on the paintings by Max Ernst and other...

  3. Rhys says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book, as I do about all of Ballard s fictions Ballard is brilliant, no doubt about that he possesses one of the clearest prose styles of any writer, a style not just clear but unexpectedly ecstatic in a glacial sort of way Some of his short stories are among the finest ever written His collection Vermilion Sands in particular is absolutely one of the highest points of the form As for his novels, they can be astoundingly original but also too obsessive The I have mixed feelings about this book, as I do about all of Ballard s fictions Ballard is brilliant, no doubt about that he possesses one of the clearest prose styles of any writer, a style not just clear but unexpectedly ecstatic in a glacial sort of way Some of his short stories are among the finest ever written His collection Vermilion Sands in particular is absolutely one of the highest points of the form As for his novels, they can be astoundingly original but also too obsessive The Atrocity Exhibition is an experimental novel, but it readslike a collection of very strange and bewildering though certainly powerful and affecting linked stories except that the stories aren t really linked in a normal sense they arelike echoes, amplified feedback, psychotic recursions of each other This book certainly improves near the end The last quarter is the best the satire becomeseasy to comprehend, despite its excessive savagery.The main problem I have w...

  4. Paul Bryant says:

    The Atrocity Exhibition is a really a long poem, like The Waste Land or Four Quartets This is why it s very easy to reconfigure the text as poetry.The lost gills of the dying film actressThe pilot watches him from the roof of a lion houseThe familiar geometry of the transfigured pudendaOn the way to a terminal zoneA fading harmonic fractured smile spread across the windscreenThe wig amongst the beer bottlesAnd you, coma marilyn MonroeYou coma Marilyn MonroeO technique of decalcomania, O su The Atrocity Exhibition is a really a long poem, like The Wa...

  5. Matt says:

    Revisited this right before ChristmasCheck out this back cover blurb When the ATROCITY EXHIBITION was originally printed 1970 , Nelson Doubleday saw a copy and was so horrified he ordered the entire press run shredded.What Nelson Doubleday allegedly saw that made him figuratively soil himself in righteous indignation was one of the stories near the end of this book entitled Why I Want To Fuck Ronald Reagan Legend has it that a wag distributed copies of this story minus title and head...

  6. Nate D says:

    Not exactly a novel, Ballard may have writteninvolving narratives than this 1970 present dystopia of modernity in meltdown, but it s unlikely that he has ever surpassed its severe and unsettling perfection of form and function, diamond hard, brilliant, and single mindedly focused While each unit could function as a story and they were originally published as such in the late 60s there s also a total cohesion here that makes itthan a collection, into some kind of shambling and uniq Not exactly a novel, Ballard may have writteninvolving narr...

  7. Meredith says:

    Reading this was like being trapped in a doctor s waiting room and repeatedly bashed in the back of the head with a cast iron frying pan Not plot driven, not character driven, just a series of graphic montages that just get weirder as the book goes on At no time during this read could I have explained what was going on, and I was bored silly throughout, with a lot of WTF did I just read moments I think the author might have been intended the book to be funny Perhaps you are not supposed to t Reading this was like being trapped in a doctor s waiting room and repeatedly bashed in the back of the head with a cast iron frying pan Not plot driven, not character driven, just a series of graphic montages that just get weirder as the book goes on At no time during this read could I have explained what was going on, and I was bored silly throughout, with a lot of WTF did I...

  8. Michael says:

    It s enjoyable to see how much the Atrocity Exhibition confuses people, it s a mission accomplished, really, I can t think anything BUT that if you are somehow not confused, then you are missing the point entirely or are selfconsciously trying to understand anything and everything in the world in some vein attempt at pan sophism I don t know, perhaps it would help to have had a nervous breakdown ...

  9. Fede says:

    The 60s according to Ballard a world of mayhem and violence in all their possible shapes and manifestations, from deranged science to the pornographic use of catastrophes by papers and TV, in a surreal atmosphere of stillness and extreme acceleration at a time This is not a novel It slike a scrapbook made of weekly magazines and anatomy manuals pictures, mathematic equations and visual art cryptic references Its chapters are composed of short paragraphs with unrelated titles that can b The 60s according to Ballard a world of mayhem and violence in all their possible shapes and manifestations, from deranged science to the pornographic use of catastrophes by papers and TV, in a surreal atmosphere of stillness and extreme acceleration at a time This is not a novel It slike a scrapbook made of weekly magazines and anatomy manuals pictures, mathematic equations and visual ar...

  10. Murray Ewing says:

    As a reader of Ballard, I ve always preferred his early novels The Drowned World, The Crystal World and short stories those collected in The Disaster Area, The Four Dimensional Nightmare, and The Overload Man Read Ballard for any length of time and you know he returns to the same obsessive images and landscapes again and again, often to powerful effect Well, The Atrocity Exhibition is obsessive Ballard taken to the max It s the full Ballardian commedia dell arte, replaying all the variati As a reader of Ballard, I ve always preferred his early novels The Drowned World, The Crystal World and short stories those collected in The Disaster Area, The Four Dimensional Nightmare, and The Overload ...

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