Philip K. Dick: Canonical Writer of the Digital Age

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Routledge, 22 déc. 2010 - 178 pages

Kucukalic looks beyond the received criticism and stereotypes attached to Philip K. Dick and his work and shows, using a wealth of primary documents including previously unpublished letters and interviews, that Philip K. Dick is a serious and relevant philosophical and cultural thinker whose writing offer us important insights into contemporary digital culture. Evaluating five novels that span Dick's career--from Martian Time Slip (1964) to Valis (1981)--Kucukalic explores the the intersections of identity, narrative, and technology in order to ask two central, but uncharted "Dickian" questions: What is reality? and What is human?

 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - BillyRaymond - LibraryThing

Finally a book that deals with PKD's interest in psychology, philosophy, and religion. Kucukalic does a great job of analyzing PKD's interest in these topics, and showing how much they matter to the ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - event-h - LibraryThing

Avoids sensationalism and unsupported claims about Dick, which it criticizes. Instead, careful, close analysis of major works and Dick's importance as a thinker. "At the center of Dick's creative ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Philip K Dick Canonical Writer of the Digital Age
1
2 Biography of a Writer
26
The Mindset of Otherness
47
Mechanical Universe and Its Discontents
69
Life Is A Dream But Is It Better That Way?
91
The Reel Identity
117
7 The Search for Truth as an Antidote for Suffering in Valis
132
Notes
149
Bibliography
169
Index
175
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Lejla Kucukalic received her Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Delaware. She is currently translating the Bosnian-Herzegovinian novel, It Happened in July, about the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica. Professor Kucukalic is teaching in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York.

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