April 26, 2009

JG Ballard (in memoriam) - Miracles of Life


"My years in the dissection room were important because they taught me that though death was the end, the human imagination and the human spirit could triumph over our own dissolution" (145)
"In the last few years The Atrocity Exhibition seems to be emerging from the dark, and I wonder if the widespread use of the Internet has made my experimental novel a great deal more accessible. The short paragraphs and discontinuities of the morning's emails, the overlapping texts and the need to switch one's focus between unrelated topics, together create a fragmentary world very like the text of The Atrocity Exhibition" (Miracles of Life, p. 237)

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