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Ballard, J.G.

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ISBN 10: 0374130728 / ISBN 13: 9780374130725
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1973
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Black cloth spine, gray boards, gilt titles at spine, red topstain. Stated first American edition. The basis of a memorable film by David Cronenberg about car-crash fetishism with, among others, James Spader, Holly Hunter, and Rosanna Arquette. Book very good plus with a few pages lightly creased at top foreedge. DJ very good with half-inch triangular open tear to front panel, else near fine. 224 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 12537

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Title: Crash

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Presents the screenplay of the film, based on J.G. Ballard's novel of the same name, about the adventures of a married couple in a future world centered on the automobile and on multi-lane freeways


J. G. Ballard's graphic, violent novel is controversial wherever it is read, even on's own Web page! The book's characters are obsessed with automobile accidents and are determined to narrate the horrors of the car crash as luridly as possible. In the words of the novel's protagonist, the wounds caused by automobile collisions are "the keys to a new sexuality born from a perverse technology." Read this novel and learn why David Cronenberg, who had previously adapted Dead Ringers and Naked Lunch for the screen, fought to turn it into his latest film.

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