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The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard
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Ballard, J. G.

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The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard

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0393072622

With 92 enthralling and pulse-quickening stories spanning five decades, and featuring such classics as Prima Belladonna and The Index, Ballard's "Complete Stories" evokes Kafka and Borges with its ability to render psychosis, modern paranoia, and fantastical creations on the page.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780393072624
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0393072622
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Erscheinungsjahr: 2009
Herausgeber: W W NORTON & CO
1199 Seiten
Gewicht: 1,686 kg
Sprache: eng/Englisch

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