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The only truly alien planet is earth: J. G. Ballard, dalla fantascienza al mainstream tra romanticismo e surrealismo

Sanna, Ignazio (2012) The only truly alien planet is earth: J. G. Ballard, dalla fantascienza al mainstream tra romanticismo e surrealismo. [Doctoral Thesis]

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Abstract

As an author J. G. Ballard used to deal with different genres and topics, producing several short stories and a number of novels. Yet he has always been true to himself. He started as a science fiction writer, which in a sense he was until the end. With some occasional romantic references, over the years Ballard’s fiction ranged from a personal surrealistic mood to novelized autobiography. He also had a keen interest in psychopathology and society, while being somehow haunted by his experience as a civilian prisoner of war in his early teenage years. This study shows how, like a chameleon, he often appeared under different guises, but always stayed undisputedly ‘Ballardian’.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis
Date:23 February 2012
Tutor:Pala, Mauro
PhD classes:Ciclo 23 > Studi filologici e letterari
Coordinator:Lavinio, Cristina
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Dipartimenti (fino a dicembre 2011) > Dipartimento di Filologie e letterature moderne
Subjects:Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-FIL-LET/14 Critica letteraria e letterature comparate
Uncontrolled Keywords:Letteratura inglese, surrealismo, romanticismo, fantascienza, avanguardia, english literature, surrealism, romanticism, science fiction, avant-garde
ID Code:664
Deposited On:12 Mar 2012 17:42

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