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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.

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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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