Extreme Metaphors: ‘A Launchpad for Other Explorations’

‘A Launchpad for Other Explorations’ by Simon Sellars. Introduction to Extreme Metaphors: Interviews with J.G. Ballard 1967–2008, edited by Simon Sellars and Dan O’Hara, Fourth Estate, January 2014.  I The conditions of J.G. Ballard’s childhood in wartime Shanghai are well known, exposed by the success of his semi-autobiographical novel Empire of the Sun (1984), and Steven Spielberg’s film […]