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Empire of the Sun Novel by J. G. Ballard (Farsi)

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Based on J. G. Ballard’s autobiographical novel, tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield.

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J. G. Ballard

James Graham Ballard (15 November 1930 – 19 April 2009) was an English novelist, short story writer, satirist, and essayist who first became associated with the New Wave of science fiction for his post-apocalyptic novels such as The Drowned World (1962). In the late 1960s, he produced a variety of experimental short stories (or “condensed novels”), such as those collected in the controversial The Atrocity Exhibition (1970). In the mid-1970s, Ballard published several novels, among them the highly controversial Crash (1973), a story about symphorophilia and car crash fetishism, and High-Rise (1975), a depiction of a luxury apartment building’s descent into violent chaos. While much of Ballard’s fiction would prove thematically and stylistically provocative, he became best known for his relatively conventional war novel, Empire of the Sun (1984), a semi-autobiographical account of a young British boy’s experiences in Shanghai during Japanese occupation. Described by The Guardian as “the best British novel about the Second World War”, the story was adapted into a 1987 film by Steven Spielberg starring Christian Bale. The author’s journey from youth to mid-age would be chronicled, with fictional inflections, in The Kindness of Women (1991) and in direct autobiography in Miracles of Life (2008). In the following decades until his death in 2009, Ballard’s work shifted toward the form of the traditional crime novel. Several of his earlier works have been adapted into films, including David Cronenberg’s controversial 1996 adaptation of Crash and Ben Wheatley’s 2015 adaptation of High-Rise.

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Handling time7 Days
Book Cover TypePaperback
ISBN9789643621445
Suitable forAdults
Language(s)Persian (Farsi)
Pages433
Weight405 Gram
AuthorJ. G. Ballard
Persian Titleکتاب امپراتوری خورشید اثر جی جی بالارد
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