The Atrocity Exhibition | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Gregory Stephenson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of The Atrocity Exhibition.
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Critical Essay by Gregory Stephenson

SOURCE: Stephenson, Gregory. “Technological Tartarus: The Atrocity Exhibition, Crash, Concrete Island, and High Rise.” In Out of the Night and Into the Dream: A Thematic Study of the Fiction of J. G. Ballard, pp. 63-68. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991.

In the following excerpt, Stephenson regards The Atrocity Exhibition as a diagnosis “of the malady afflicting modern consciousness.”

The following four books to be discussed in this [essay] may be said to constitute a sort of diagnosis and prognosis of the malady afflicting modern consciousness. The first book is largely concerned with the etiology and the symptoms of the disorder; the following three books weigh the prospects of recovery and consider various means of treatment.

The first of these books, The Atrocity Exhibition,1 is neither a novel nor a collection of short stories, but a...

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