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The author of the book: J.G. Ballard
Edition: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag
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Date of issue: 1981
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Language: English
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Auf dem Heimweg von seinem Büro in der Innenstadt hat der Architekt Robert Maitland, 35 Jahre alt, einen Verkehrsunfall. Sein Wagen durchbricht wegen überhöhter Geschwindigkeit die Leitplanke, rast eine zehn Meter hohe Böschung hinab und kommt auf einer von Autowracks und Abfällen übersäten Verkehrsinsel zum Stehen.
Der Wagen ist schrottreif; er selbst spürt nur die leichte Benommenheit einer Gehirnerschütterung. Als er die Böschung ersteigt, um auf sich aufmerksam zu machen, wird er angefahren und verletzt. Er stürzt die Böschung hinunter und bleibt hilflos liegen.
Seine Lage wird allmählich verzweifelt. Er ist auf einer Insel inmitten des dichtbefahrenen Autobahndreiecks gestrandet wie ein moderner Robinson Crusoe. Seine Hilferufe bleiben unbeachtet; man hält ihn für einen Penner, der in den Autowracks lebt, für einen Spaßvogel.
Und eines Tages entdeckt er, daß er die Insel gar nicht allein bewohnt...

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Ebook Die Betoninsel read Online! James Graham "J. G." Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Ballard came to be associated with the New Wave of science fiction early in his career with apocalyptic (or post-apocalyptic) novels such as The Drowned World (1962), The Burning World (1964), and The Crystal World (1966). In the late 1960s and early 1970s Ballard focused on an eclectic variety of short stories (or "condensed novels") such as The Atrocity Exhibition (1970), which drew closer comparison with the work of postmodernist writers such as William S. Burroughs. In 1973 the highly controversial novel Crash was published, a story about symphorophilia and car crash fetishism; the protagonist becomes sexually aroused by staging and participating in real car crashes. The story was later adapted into a film of the same name by David Cronenberg.

While many of Ballard's stories are thematically and narratively unusual, he is perhaps best known for his relatively conventional war novel, Empire of the Sun (1984), a semi-autobiographical account of a young boy's experiences in Shanghai during the Second Sino-Japanese War as it came to be occupied by the Japanese Imperial Army. Described as "The best British novel about the Second World War" by The Guardian, the story was adapted into a 1987 film by Steven Spielberg.

The literary distinctiveness of Ballard's work has given rise to the adjective "Ballardian", defined by the Collins English Dictionary as "resembling or suggestive of the conditions described in J. G. Ballard's novels and stories, especially dystopian modernity, bleak man-made landscapes and the psychological effects of technological, social or environmental developments." The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry describes Ballard's work as being occupied with "eros, thanatos, mass media and emergent technologies".

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