J.G. Ballard Essays
Novels of Childhood: The Question of Idealization in Twain and Ballard 12th Grade
Empire of the Sun
Eugene Ionesco once remarked that, ‘Childhood is the world of miracle or of magic: it is as if creation rose luminously out of the night, all new and fresh and astonishing,’ an extremely idealistic perception of children and their lives. Whilst...
Apocalypse and Allusions: The End of The Drowned World College
The Drowned World
In J.G. Ballard’s The Drowned World, Kerans, the protagonist, decides to remain on Earth despite apocalyptic rising temperatures and dangerous levels of solar radiation. Kerans believes staying will fulfill some kind of spiritual purpose, as he...