The Persistence of J. G. Ballard

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I was perusing the archives on one my favorite blogs, Literary Kicks, and found this article about J. G. Ballard from 2002.  It caught my attention when I read that, “Among his influences Ballard counts such artists as Dali, Magritte, and Ernst, and he considers William Burroughs to be one of the most important authors of the last century” and that “he reads mostly non-fiction when not working on his own fiction.” 

And at The Guardian, here’s a tribute to Ballard on the 5th anniversary of his passing, in which seven writers each discuss a Ballard book that is special to them.

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