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 Post subject: J G Ballard 1930-2008
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:30 pm 
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8007331.stm

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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:35 pm 
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You're so stricken with grief that you killed off JG last year. Official date of death: 19 April 2009. RIP.

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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
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Ah damn it. Not unexpected but still an absolute nightmare.

RIP JGB. You will not be forgotten.


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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
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Right this second there's actually a headline on the home page of Yahoo about Ballard's death. I'm amazed. Except for Empire and Crash, you can barely buy any of his books in this country. His last few books, if I'm not mistaken, couldn't even find an American publisher. Must be a slow news day.


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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
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Well, he was known by mainstream American audiences for Empire of The Sun. That's the hook. And if a worthless piece of shit like Jade 'Racist Braindead Big Brother Slapper' Goody's death can get major coverage, why shouldn't JGB's? Though I doubt his will merit anywhere near the same amount of coverage or hysteria. Or morally dubious filming.


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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
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Well, he was known by mainstream American audiences for Empire of The Sun. That's the hook. And if a worthless piece of shit like Jade 'Big Brother Slapper' Goody's death can get major coverage, why shouldn't JGB's? Though I doubt his will merit anywhere near the same amount of coverage or hysteria. Or morally dubious filming.


It's getting coverage in the appropriate places: http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2009/4/19/18200/8023

People will pay attention. It's just the weekend, that's all.

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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/ap ... es-aged-78


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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
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The obit on Ballardian has gathered a nice number of tributes in the comments:

http://www.ballardian.com/rip-jg-ballard-1930-2009

And I see that Vale at Re/Search has posted a relatively recent picture and some details of Ballard's last months:

http://www.researchpubs.com/Blog/?p=163

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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
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More links here:

http://browse.guardian.co.uk/search?sea ... o=guardian


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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2009
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It's been a sad couple of years: Vonnegut in 2007, now Ballard.

It's disgusting that this didn't make the major news headlines. On the other hand, when Anna Nicole Smith died, the news networks hardly talked about anything else.


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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2009
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edward_de_vere wrote:
It's been a sad couple of years: Vonnegut in 2007, now Ballard.

It's disgusting that this didn't make the major news headlines. On the other hand, when Anna Nicole Smith died, the news networks hardly talked about anything else.


It made 2 major TV news programmes here (in the UK ). I wish they'd given Iain Sinclair more time on air than they gave Martin Amis

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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2009
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edward_de_vere wrote:
It's been a sad couple of years: Vonnegut in 2007, now Ballard.

It's disgusting that this didn't make the major news headlines. On the other hand, when Anna Nicole Smith died, the news networks hardly talked about anything else.


Well, to be fair to Ballard, he didn't have gigantic tits. Truth be told, biology outplays books 9.9 times out of 10. Unless the books are about tits.

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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
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The last short story : http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/25/dying-fall-jg-ballard

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 Post subject: Re: J G Ballard 1930-2008
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JPaul23 wrote:


That begins as a story reminiscent of Poe and ends as a de Chirico painting. Anyone know when exactly it was written?

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