eaturing an introduction by Zadie Smith; “Jim’s Desk” and introductory notes by Chris Beckett
The short stories “Crash,” “Tolerances of the Human Face,” and “Mae West’s Reduction Mammoplasty” by J. G. Ballard
Treatments and letters about the BBC2 Review short film about J. G. Ballard titled “Crash!” that aired in February 1971
Introduction to the French edition of Crash
An excerpt of an interview with Will Self and J. G. Ballard from 1994
When J. G. Ballard, our narrator, smashes his car into another and watches a man die in front of him, he finds himself drawn with increasing intensity to the mangled impacts of car crashes. Robert Vaughan, a former TV scientist turned nightmare angel of the expressway, has gathered around him a collection of alienated crash victims and experiments with a series of autoerotic atrocities, each more sinister than the last. But Vaughan craves the ultimate crash?a head-on collision of blood, semen, engine coolant, and iconic celebrity.