Chapter 46. J.G. Ballard: Psychopathology, Apocalypse, and the Media Landscape

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Mitchell R. Lewis PhD

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch46

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Lewis, M. R. (2008) J.G. Ballard: Psychopathology, Apocalypse, and the Media Landscape, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch46

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. Elmira College in upstate New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • J.G. Ballard: Psychopathology, Apocalypse, Media;
  • J.G. Ballard's short stories - unflinching portraits of modern world;
  • “Thirteen to Centaurus” - Ballard undercuts this master narrative;
  • The Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis - Freud calls the “third and most wounding blow” to “human megalomania”;
  • “The Voices of Time” - Ballard presents more apocalyptic imagery influenced by Carl Jung;
  • Ballard's literary techniques - contributing to his reputation as a postmodern writer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading