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JG Ballard vs Dismal Jargon

Author: • Sep 15th, 2005 •

Category: Ballardosphere

JGB once complained about the "dismal jargon" of over-intellectualised SF criticism. Here is a wonderful example of this sort of stuff.

In a short analysis of "The Crystal World", the author manages to name-check Heidegger, Deleuze, Levinas, Derrida, Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, Henry James, Kierkegaard, Jesus Christ, Saussure, Levi-Strauss, Lacan, Kristeva, Guattari, Barthes, Foucault, Althusser, Plato, Kant, Erza Pound, and Kafka.

I found it quite delightfully whacky.

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