Ballard, J. G. . THE DAY OF CREATION. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 254 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's nineteenth book. One of the greatest novels of the 20th century. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents yet another masterpiece from the most remarkable British literary visionary/genius of the 20th century. "In a narrative filled with ironies, Ballard's prose is honed and supple, often flowering into vivid lyricism. His characters are larger-than-life, each carrying the destructive impulses that decimate civilization. Ballard's scorn for technological 'marvels' (the makers of TV documentaries are 'the conmen and the carpetbaggers of the late-20th century') is in full force here. This is a mesmerizing tale by a master of the craft, one that resonates with dark implications for the future of humanity on this planet" (Publishers Weekly). The Mannerist cult writer Chuck Palahniuk would literally not exist without Ballard. Everything that Palahniuk has written (often brilliantly) is Ballard Redux; his themes are Ballardian even if most of his knowing admirers do not know it. "One of the most intelligent voices in contemporary literature" (Susan Sontag). J. G. Ballard died on April 19, 2009 at the age of 78, the last of the great visionary writers of our time. A "must-have" edition for J. G. Ballard completists. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by J. G. Ballard. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few signed copies of the First American Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. While it is the true First Edition, there are so many more signed copies of the British Edition online. The few remaining signed copies of the American available online all have major flaws. A rare signed copy thus. J. G. Ballard's "The Day of Creation" was selected as one of the "One Hundred Best Novels of Modern Fantasy" by David Pringle. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER J. G. BALLARD TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374135274. $150.00

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