Miracles of Life Released

The third in the series of JG Ballard classics that Steven Pacey has read for Rushforth Media, Miracles of Life was released on 14 October, 2014.

J. G. Ballard was, for over 50 years, one of Britain’s most significant writers. Beginning with the events that inspired his classic novel, Empire of the Sun, and followed by The Kindness of Women, Miracles of Lifeis the final in this revelatory autobiography that charts the course of his astonishing life.

Miracles of Life

Miracles of Life takes us from the vibrant surroundings of pre-war Shanghai, to the deprivations and unexpected freedoms of Lunghua Camp, to Ballard’s arrival in a devastated Britain. Ballard recounts his first attempts at fiction and his part in the social and artistic revolutions of the 60s. He describes his friendships with figures as diverse as Kingsley Amis, Michael Moorcock, and Eduardo Paolozzi alongside recollections of his domestic life in Shepperton – raising three children as a single father following the unexpected and premature death of his wife.

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