J. G. Ballard | Critical Essay by Peter Brigg

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of J. G. Ballard.
This section contains 6,901 words
(approx. 24 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Peter Brigg

Critical Essay by Peter Brigg

SOURCE: Brigg, Peter. “Recent Short Fiction, 1970-1982.” In J. G. Ballard, pp. 77-95. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House Inc., 1985.

In the following essay, Brigg discusses “the obsessive quality” of Ballard's later short stories.

Ballard's recent short fiction consists of twenty-five stories and fragments, most of which have been collected in the volumes Low-Flying Aircraft (1976) and Myths of the Near Future (1982). It is a mixed body of writing: some of it highly experimental and innovative and some of it echoing old themes and styles. Ballard can undoubtedly be charged with repeating himself, but most artists—whether graphic, verbal, or musical—explore and expand upon basic lines of development throughout their careers. It is just particularly obvious in the case of Ballard because of the obsessive quality of his themes and scenes...

(read more)

This section contains 6,901 words
(approx. 24 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Peter Brigg
Follow Us on Facebook