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J. G. Ballard
English novelist, short story writer, and essayist
(1930-2009)



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A car crash harnesses elements of eroticism, aggression, desire, speed, drama, kinaesthetic factors, the stylizing of motion, consumer goods, status -- all these in one event. I myself see the car crash as a tremendous sexual event realyy: a liberation of human and machine libido (if there is such a thing).
-- Interview, Penthouse, September 1970

Some refer to it as a cultural Chernobyl. I think of it as a cultural Stalingrad.
-- Speaking of the Euro Disney theme park, in: Daily Telegraph (London), 2 July 1994


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