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Author J.G. Ballard on His Inspirations for "Crash"

Ballard's novels often deal with the changes affected by modern science and technology. His novel "Crash" relates these changes to sexually-deviant behavior. The book has been made into a movie by filmmaker David Cronenberg and won an award at the 1996 Cannes Film Festiival. Ballard also wrote the books "Empire of the Sun" and "Concrete Island," among others.


Other segments from the episode on March 25, 1997

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 25, 1997: Interview with John Powers; Interview with J.G. Ballard; Review of the film "When We Were Kings."


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