Sunday, February 22, 2009

JG Ballard

So I don't know where to find the rest of Cynthia Sailer's book, so I picked up JG Ballard's Atrocity Exhibition and began to read it.

Here's a really great little chapter:

The Atrocity Exhibition. Entering the exhibition, Travis sees the atrocities of Vietnam and the Congo mimetized in the 'alternate" death of Elizabeth Taylor; he tends the dying film star, eroticizing her punctured bronchus in the over-ventilated verandas of the London Hilton; he dreams of Max Ernst, the superior of the birds; 'Europe after the Rain'; the human race - Caliban asleep across a mirror smeared with vomit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

atrocity exhibition & crash are two of my favorite books...i'll have to def. check out cynthia sailers...

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