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The Resurrection of Desire : JG Ballard's Crash as a Transgressive Text

Baker, Brian (2000) The Resurrection of Desire : JG Ballard's Crash as a Transgressive Text. Foundation, 29 (80). pp. 84-96. ISSN 0306-4964

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Abstract

This article considers the issue of transgression and perversion with regard to JG Ballard's novel Crash (1973) and the screen adaptation directed by David Cronenberg (1997). The article argues that Ballard's staging of perversion at once exceeds cultural and ethical boundaries and re-imposes them, taboo and transgression being mutually constitutive. It also argues that Cronenberg's film re-work the narrative to suggest a moral reading of Ballard's text, in which the protagonists undergo a form of ethical corrosion through the performance of sexually transgressive acts.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Foundation
Subjects:
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > English & Creative Writing
ID Code: 60412
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2012 11:24
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 17:51
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/60412

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