A highly sought cultural commentator, J G Ballard has provided thoughtful remarks on the state of the world for decades JG Ballard Conversations brings together several of Ballard s latest interviews and gives readers penetrating insight into the mind of one of the freshest thinkers at work today Covering topics such at the terrorist attacks, the evolution of sexual relationships, and our strange, immersive celebrity culture, this book is a fount of provocative takes on the things that matter Rounded out with rare photographs of Ballard and supplemental resources, JG Ballard Conversations is a necessary item for anyone interested in the modern world


10 thoughts on “J.G. Ballard Conversations

  1. Clayton Hackett Clayton Hackett says:

    Exactly what it says on the tin If you want a collection of interviews with J.G Ballard, this is the book.


  2. James James says:

    Ballard is a prophet for people who claim to be free thinkers, yet suckle at the teet of dystopian though ultimately humanist visionaries I m pointing at myself here I really like Ballard but this really smacks of a secular religious text I am totalllllllly cool with people who don t like religion or religiosity, but am skeptical of people who invent new messiahs out of authors, bands, celebrities I believe Ballard feels the same way see atrocity exhibition, etc , but I think he is a li Ballard is a prophet for people who claim to be free thinkers, yet suckle at the teet of dystopian though ultimately humanist visionaries I m pointing at myself here I really like Ballard but this really smacks of a secular religious text I am totalllllllly cool with people who don t like religion or religiosity, but am skeptical of people who invent new messiahs out of authors, bands, celebrities I believe Ballard feels the same way see atrocity exhibition, etc , but I think he is a living example of his own predictions and in a way has been snared into his own unreality Or rather people who idolize him again, pointing at myself have placed him on a pedestal to which he wouldn t want to belong This is a collection of his conversations with people from RE Search and other venues and perhaps tells youabout the interviewers adoration of the subject than about the subject himself Seventy four thumbs up


  3. Tosh Tosh says:

    Vale Publisher of Re Search Books and Ballard have a nice groove to their conversations And the great thing about Ballard is that he s quite open to the world He is also a visionary of scary sort who can see what an apartment high rise means to the soul, etc Not essential, but a good book to have in your bookshelf by the other Ballard books.


  4. Crystal Crystal says:

    Engaging longform interfaces with the artist and commentator who exhorted postmoderns to pursue our obsessions fearlessly to their resolutions Miss him


  5. Paul Toth Paul Toth says:

    Goldmine.


  6. SL SL says:

    Didn t think I d make it throgh this whole thing, but ended up loving it