Boek cover Empire of the Sun van J.G. Ballard

Empire of the Sun

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uitgever HarperCollins Publishers
Taal Engels
Afmetingen 19,8 x 12,8 x 3 cm
Aantal paginas 352 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd 14 - 99 jaar
Illustraties Nee
Uitgever HarperCollins Publishers
Bindwijze Paperback
Editie New ed


The classic, heartrending story of a British boy's four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Newly reissued with an introduction by John Lanchester. Based on J. G. Ballard's own childhood, this is the extraordinary account of a boy's life in Japanese-occupied wartime Shanghai - a mesmerising, hypnotically compelling novel of war, of starvation and survival, of internment camps and death marches. It blends searing honesty with an almost hallucinatory vision of a world thrown utterly out of joint. Rooted as it is in the author's own disturbing experience of war in our time, it is one of a handful of novels by which the twentieth century will be not only remembered but judged. This edition is part of a new commemorative series of Ballard's works, featuring introductions from a number of his admirers (including Zadie Smith, Rivka Galchen, Hari Kunzru and Martin Amis) and brand-new cover designs from the artist Stanley Donwood.

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