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Book Title: Millenium People|
The author of the book: J.G. Ballard
Date of issue: March 23rd 2006
ISBN 13: 9782070336791
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 34.87 MB
Read full description of the books Millenium People:Parce qu'il veut connaître la vérité sur l'attentat qui a coûté la vie à son ex-femme, le psychologue David Markham infiltre un mouvement clandestin curieusement basé dans le quartier résidentiel cossu de la «Marina de Chelsea». Sous l'égide d'un médecin charismatique, ce groupuscule cherche à tirer les classes moyennes de leur torpeur et à les libérer de leur prétendue servitude. Markham se trouve rapidement embarqué dans une série d'actions d'éclat qui prend des proportions alarmantes lorsque les symboles mêmes de l'Angleterre bourgeoise sont pris pour cible et que la révolte grande dans la capitale... En dénonçant la brutalité et la vacuité de nos vies, Millenium People revient sur les thèmes de prédilection de Ballard : les mythes médiatiques et la crise de la société d'abondance. Un roman magistral et prophétique, plein de folie, de noirceur et d'humour.
Biographie de l'auteur
Read information about the authorJames Graham "J. G." Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Ballard came to be associated with the New Wave of science fiction early in his career with apocalyptic (or post-apocalyptic) novels such as The Drowned World (1962), The Burning World (1964), and The Crystal World (1966). In the late 1960s and early 1970s Ballard focused on an eclectic variety of short stories (or "condensed novels") such as The Atrocity Exhibition (1970), which drew closer comparison with the work of postmodernist writers such as William S. Burroughs. In 1973 the highly controversial novel Crash was published, a story about symphorophilia and car crash fetishism; the protagonist becomes sexually aroused by staging and participating in real car crashes. The story was later adapted into a film of the same name by David Cronenberg.
While many of Ballard's stories are thematically and narratively unusual, he is perhaps best known for his relatively conventional war novel, Empire of the Sun (1984), a semi-autobiographical account of a young boy's experiences in Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War as it came to be occupied by the Japanese Imperial Army. Described as "The best British novel about the Second World War" by The Guardian, the story was adapted into a 1987 film by Steven Spielberg.
The literary distinctiveness of Ballard's work has given rise to the adjective "Ballardian", defined by the Collins English Dictionary as "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in J. G. Ballard's novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments." The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry describes Ballard's work as being occupied with "eros, thanatos, mass media and emergent technologies".
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