Tag: Authors

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about J. G. Ballard

Interesting facts about the life and books of J. G. Ballard 1. When they rejected J. G. Ballard’s 1973 novel Crash, one publisher remarked that the author was ‘beyond psychiatric help’. Known for exploring unusual and controversial human impulses and their relationship to modernity and technology, Ballard said that everything he […]

Literature

Writers and Their Lungs

In this special guest post, Michael Nath takes a look at the link between writers and lung complaints Read Ye and Wheeze! To this hour art thou not tormented with the vile asthma that thou gattest in skating against the wind in Flanders? [Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of […]