Empire of the Sun
The classic, heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Newly reissued with an introduction by John Lanchester.
Based on J. G. Ballard's own childhood, this is the extraordinary account of a boy's life in Japanese-occupied wartime Shanghai - a mesmerising, hypnotically compelling novel of war, of starvation and survival, of internment camps and death marches. It blends searing honesty with an almost hallucinatory vision of a world thrown utterly out of joint.
Rooted as it is in the author's own disturbing experience of war in our time, it is one of a handful of novels by which the twentieth century will be not only remembered but judged.
This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Zadie Smith, Rivka Galchen, Hari Kunzru and Martin Amis) and brand-new cover designs from the artist Stanley Donwood.
PRODUCT DETAILS :
|ISBN : 9780007221523|
|BY (AUTHOR) Ballard, J. G., INTRODUCTION BY Lanchester, John|
|PUBLISHER : HarperCollins Publishers||PUBLICATION DATE : February 20, 2006|
|COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom||IMPRINT : Fourth Estate Ltd|
|LANGUAGE : English||AGE : General|
|PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback|
WEIGHT : 240 g
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