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by Roger Luckhurst

Download The Angle Between Two Walls: The Fiction of J.G. Ballard ePub
  • ISBN 031217439X
  • ISBN13 978-0312174392
  • Language English
  • Author Roger Luckhurst
  • Publisher Palgrave Macmillan (January 15, 1998)
  • Pages 213
  • Formats mobi lrf rtf lit
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1157 kb
  • Size Fb2 1733 kb
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Does the Angle Between Two Walls have a Happy Ending?J. G. Ballard has both been declared Britain's most important living novelist and dismissed as a marginal figure "beyond psychiatric help". He has earned praise and condemnation, written bestsellers and obscure avant-garde works, gained coveted prizes and prosecutions for obscenity. For forty years, his extraordinary work has moved between science fiction, apocalyptic visions, autobiography and fictions of the contemporary urban landscape. Prophet or pervert? How are we to judge his work?In this book, Roger Luckhurst reads Ballard's fiction within a series of contexts, skillfully negotiating literary, philosophical and historical terrains in order to illustrate Ballard's central works. Luckhurst suggests that the extremity of the responses to texts such as The Atrocity Exhibition and Crash is a product of Ballard's occupation of an "impossible" space in the mechanisms that dictate literary judgements. At once science fiction and mainstream, popular and avant-garge, Ballard is seen as being in the 'angle between two walls". His fictions are awkward and provoking, it is suggested, in forcing us to confront the frameworks in which we come to judge the literary.

In this book, Roger Luckhurst reads Ballard's fiction within a series of contexts, skillfully . At once science fiction and mainstream, popular and avant-garge, Ballard is seen as being in the 'angle between two walls.

At once science fiction and mainstream, popular and avant-garge, Ballard is seen as being in the 'angle between two walls.

Roger Luckhurst is a British writer and academic. He has also written two books for the British Film Institute classic film series on The Shining and Alien. The Angle Between Two Walls: The Fiction of J. G. Ballard (1997). The Invention of Telepathy, 1870-1901 (2002). He is Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London and was Distinguished Visiting Professor at Columbia University in 2016. He works on Victorian literature, contemporary literature, Gothic and weird fiction, trauma studies, and speculative/science fiction. Science Fiction (2005). The Trauma Question (2008).

This is a study of the novels of . Ballard which considers his work not only within the science-fiction genre, but also connected to issues of popular culture and legitimation, postmodernism and the legacy of the avant-garde.

Roger Luckhurst (Author). This is a study of the novels of . The study travels over many terrains which are more or less foreign to science fiction, such as existentialism, Surrealism, Pop Art, psychoanalysis, ethnologies of contemporary modernity, and the theory of autobiography.

Does the Angle Between Two Walls have a Happy Ending? J. Ballard has both been declared Britain's most important living novelist and dismissed as a marginal figure "beyond psychiatric help.

The Angle Between Two Walls": the fiction of J. Ballard. Book synopsis: This is the first theoretically informed book on Ballard, reading his work not only within the science fiction genre, but also connecting it to issues of popular culture and legitimisation, postmodernism and the legacy of the avant-garde.

Ballard, J. 1930- - Criticism and interpretation, Science fiction, English - History and criticism.

Roger Luckhurst is a British academic and writer and for his books, The Trauma Question (Routledge, 2008), The Mummy’s Curse .

Roger Luckhurst is a British academic and writer. He is Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature in the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Columbia University. He works on Victorian literature, contemporary literature, trauma studies, and speculative/science fiction. and for his books, The Trauma Question (Routledge, 2008), The Mummy’s Curse: The True Story of a Dark Fantasy (Oxford University Press, 2012), and Zombies: A Cultural History (Reaktion Press, 2015).

Finally, in a section called "J. Ballard and the Generic Law," Luckhurst manages to impose his own generic ideas on Ballard's fiction to the extent that the fiction becomes about generic issues, as if Ballard had no higher aim than to question which shelf his books were sold from. This argument leads to some very unlikely conclusions.

May 3, 2017 History. The angle between two walls.

Roger Luckhurst, 1 Book. The Angle Between Two Walls (1998). The Fiction of J.