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J.G. Ballard and writers who deserve their own adjectives

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Novelist J.G. Ballard, famed for novels such as Crash and Empire of the Sun died over the weekend. His style was so distinctive that there's now an adjective, "ballardian" that describes his dystopian, bleak style. Patrik Henry Bass, a Takeaway contributor and literary editor at Essence Magazine, takes a look at Ballard and other writers who deserve their own adjectives.

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