Fourth Estate


Part I The One-Boy Insurgency Run Like Mad The Torrance Tornado Plundering Germany Into War Part II The Flying Coffin “This Is It, Boys” “Only the Laundry Knew How Scared I Was” Five Hundred and Ninety-four Holes The Stinking Six “Nobody’s Going to Live Through This” Part III Downed Missing at Sea Thirst Sharks and …

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5 manuscript pages for Crash Crash (1973) ‘Jim’s Desk’   Chris Beckett Short Stories (1969-1970) Crash! Tolerances of the Human Face Coitus 80 Journey Across a Crater Princess Margaret’s Face Lift Mae West’s Reduction Mammoplasty Crash! BBC short film, directed by Harley Cokeliss (1971) ‘The Obsession of a Writer’: Initial treatment Letter: Ballard to Cokeliss Draft …

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Galileo’s Daughter

To Florence On Bellosguardo In Rome Care of the Tuscan Embassy, Villa Medici, Rome At Siena From Arcetri In Galileo’s Time Florentine Weights, Measures, Currency

Listen To This

Preface Where to Listen Part I Listen to This: Crossing the Border from Classical to Pop Chacona, Lamento, Walking Blues: Bass Lines of Music History Infernal Machines: How Recordings Changed Music Part II The Storm of Style: Mozart’s Golden Mean Orbiting: Radiohead’s Grand Tour The Anti-Maestro: Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Great Soul: Searching for Schubert …

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Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds

Preface On This Book’s Arrangement: Genius and Kabbalah The Lustres Gnosticism: The Religion of Literature Introduction: What is Genius? Genius: A Personal Definition Keter [rtoc] Lustre 1: William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Michel de Montaigne, John Milton, Leo Tolstoy Lustre 2: Lucretius, Vergil, Saint Augustine, Dante Alighieri, Geoffrey Chaucer [/rtoc] Hokmah [rtoc] Lustre 3: The …

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