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The Resource High-rise, J.G. Ballard

High-rise, J.G. Ballard

Label
High-rise
Title
High-rise
Statement of responsibility
J.G. Ballard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
J. G. Ballard's compelling and unnerving tale of what happens when life in a luxury apartment building descends into chaos. 'Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apartment building during the previous three months.' Within the walls of an elegant forty-storey high-rise, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on 'enemy' floors, and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for mayhem. In this visionary novel, the veneer of civilised society is stripped away as the inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, create a dystopian world ruled by intimidation and violence
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1930-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ballard, J. G.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neighbours
  • High-rise apartment buildings
Target audience
adult
Label
High-rise, J.G. Ballard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1975
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
42264224
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780008134891
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42264224
  • (Sirsi) 42264224
Label
High-rise, J.G. Ballard
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1975
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
42264224
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780008134891
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 42264224
  • (Sirsi) 42264224

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