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              Books by D. Harlan Wilson

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              J. G. Ballard
                

              J. G. Ballard (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Sur...realism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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              ISBN 9780252082955
              Released AU 15 Dec 2017
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              J. G. Ballard
                

              J. G. Ballard (Hardback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Sur...realism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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              ISBN 9780252041433
              Released AU 15 Nov 2017
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
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              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              Pseudo-City
                

              Pseudo-City (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Hardcover ed.)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              In Pseudofoliculitis City nothing is as it seems and everything is as it should be. Today's forecast calls for extreme confrontation, with sandwich flurries and the threat of handlebar mustaches to the west. By turns absurd and surreal, dark and challenging, Pseudo-City exposes w...hat waits in the bathroom stall, under the manhole cover and in the corporate boardroom, all in a way that can only be described as mind-bogglingly irreal.
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              ISBN 9781933293028
              Released AU 13 Sep 2005
              Publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press
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              Technologized Desire: Selfhood and the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction
                

              Technologized Desire: Selfhood and the Body in Postcapitalist Science Fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              In TECHNOLOGIZED DESIRE, D. Harlan Wilson measures the evolution of the human condition as it has been represented by postcapitalist science fiction, which has consistently represented the body and subjectivity as ultraviolent pathological phenomena. Operating under the assumptio...n that selfhood is a technology, Wilson studies the emergence of selfhood in philosophy (Deleuze & Guattari), fiction (William S. Burroughs' cut-up novels and Max Barry's Jennifer Government), and cinema (Army of Darkness, Vanilla Sky, and the Matrix trilogy) in an attempt to portray the schizophrenic rigor of twenty-first century mediatized life. We are obligated by the pathological unconscious to always choose to be enslaved by capital and its hi-tech arsenal. The universe of consumer-capitalism, Wilson argues, is an illusory prison from which there is no escape-despite the fact that it is illusory.
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              ISBN 9781933293738
              Released AU 12 Jun 2009
              Publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press
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              Hitler: The Terminal Biography
                

              Hitler: The Terminal Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              A work of fiction. The first chapter states the book is not about Adolf Hitler.

              ISBN 9781935738589
              Released AU 11 Feb 2014
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              Primordial: An Abstraction
                

              Primordial: An Abstraction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              A nameless professor's methods of teaching and scholarship become toxic; he is sent back to college to redo his Ph.D. and redeem his authority. This is only the beginning of terror. Life at the University isn't what it used to be. Confronted by folly, redundancy and pornography a...t every turn, the professor must struggle to follow the rules and be a good student even as he terrorizes the roommates, faculty, staff and administrators that threaten to undermine his rancorous will to power. Narrated in D. Harlan Wilson's token Hornblower prose, PRIMORDIAL: AN ABSTRACTION is an exercise in absurdity that rakes academia over the coals while plumbing the obscurities of existence and identity.
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              ISBN 9780989239158
              Released AU 3 Sep 2014
              Publisher Anti-Oedipus Press
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              Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1
                

              Battle without Honor or Humanity: Volume 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              Taking its cue from the theme song of Kill Bill by Tomoyasu Hotei and the Japanese yakuza film, BATTLE WITHOUT HONOR AND HUMANITY is a thought experiment in the short story form. The deranged politicians, simian film directors, choleric tyrants, fevered academics and berserk ever...ymen that populate this first volume scurry like vermin through dreamlike environments that have been imploded by the hammer of media and information technologies. Based in part on the author's lifelong practice of the martial arts, especially judo and Jeet Kune Do, unlikely English professor D. Harlan Wilson weaves a tapestry of narrative ultraviolence and wages an attack against conventional fiction while calling for a higher understanding of what it means to write, to read, and to make meaning. Challenging, absurdist and stylish, this book is a mad Rottweiler that goes for the jugular at every turn.
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              ISBN 9781935738763
              Released AU 1 Oct 2015
              Publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press
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              Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance
                

              Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              Life in Dreamfield, Indiana, is a daily harangue of pigs, cornfields, pigs, fast food joints, pigs, Dollar Stores, motorcycles, pigs, and good old-fashioned Amerikan redneckery. The decidedly estranged yet complacent occupants of this proverbial smalltown go about their business ...like geriatrics in a casino ...until their business is interrupted by a sinister gang of outsiders. Angry, slick-talking, and ultraviolent to the core, Samson Thataway and the Fuming Garcias commit art-for-art's-sake in the form of hideous, unmotivated serial killings. When an unsuspecting everyman's family is murdered by the throng, it is up to Felix Soandso to avenge their deaths and return Dreamfield to its natural state of absurdity. The second edition of Peckinpah includes and introduction by Ian Cooper, author of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Cultographies).
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              ISBN 9781935738404
              Released AU 25 Sep 2013
              Publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press
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              Douglass: The Lost Autobiography
                

              Douglass: The Lost Autobiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              This book is not an autobiography of Frederick Douglass.

              ISBN 9781935738565
              Released AU 11 Mar 2014
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              Freud: The Penultimate Biography
                

              Freud: The Penultimate Biography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

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              (Publisher's Note: The author failed to fold my laundry in the proper manner, so I am letting the cat out of the bag-these are not actual biographies. They are closer to maps of the author's ego than they are texts about the namesakes adorning their covers. So, if you want to rea...d about Freud or Douglass or Hitler I suggest you do so elsewhere.) In this unofficial, unauthorized sequel to Peter Gay's groundbreaking Freud: A Life of Our Time, D. Harlan Wilson reveals a side of the man that has proven too disturbing and risque for past biographers. Based on newly recovered diaries, microfiche, letters, and secret tape recordings, Freud: The Penultimate Biography recounts the daring sexual exploits of the father of psychoanalysis. Once considered to be impotent by the age of forty, if only according to the written testimonies of his wife, Freud is now revealed as an uncompromising flaneur, the figurehead of masculine sexuality and phallic prowess that everybody knew he was. It is a dangerous and at times shocking chronicle that puts the very nature of desire on trial.
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              ISBN 9781935738572
              Released AU 25 Feb 2014
              Publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press
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