Monday, March 20, 2006

Apocalyptic Optimism: Thinking about J.G. Ballard

There''s a lot of talk about how the President and his administration are disconnected from the harsh truths of the world. But while I have always been liberal in my thinking, I've never believed that people with liberal ideal have a greater insight into the true workings of the world and people. Strong ideals have the capacity to hide as well as discover the truth.

...blah, blah, blah. The inspiration for this entry has faded. But the following links will give a great taste of the writer J.G. Ballard. It was these sites that got me thinking, and while I can't turn the thoughts into words, don't let that stop you from reading about this great, apocalyptic, technological writer.

And thanks to the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System's website, I'll be getting some of the books talked about.

"Apocalyptic Optimism?" It comes from the fact that the terrible things that happen to society in his books are so interesting to read about


Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | Age of unreason

Ballardian: The World of J.G. Ballard - Child of the Diaspora: Sterling on Ballard

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