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I am Alive and You are Dead

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For his many devoted readers, Philip. K. Dick is not only ' one of the most valiant psychological explorers of the twentieth century' ( New York Times ) but a source of divine revelation. Dick, whose work inspired such films as Blade Runner , Total Recall , and Minority Report , dedicated his life to solving one ultimately unanswerable question: what is real? In the riveting style that won accolades for The Adversary , Emmanuel Carrere follows Dick's strange odyssey from his traumatic beginnings in 1928, when his twin sister died in infancy, to his lonely end in 1982, beset by mystical visions of swirling pink light, three-eyed invaders, and messages from the Roman Empire. Drawing on interviews as well as unpublished sources, Carrere traces Dick's multiple marriages, paranoid fantasies, and vertiginous encounters with the drug culture of sixties California. He vividly conjures the spirit of this restless observer of American postwar malaise, whose more than fifty novels subverted the materials of science fiction - parallel universes, intricate time loops, collective delusions - to create classic works of contemporary anxiety. As disturbing and engrossing as a novel by Philip K. Dick himself, Carrere's unconventional work interweaves life and art to reveal the maddening genius whose writing foresaw - from cloning to reality TV - a world that looks ever more like one of his inventions.
This copy is in excellent, pretty much 'as new' condition, with no marks.

Item details

Author(s):
Carrere, Emmanuel
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747569193
ISBN-13:
9780747569190
Number of pages:
315
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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For his many devoted readers, Philip. K. Dick is not only ' one of the most valiant psychological explorers of the twentieth century' ( New York Times ) but a source of divine revelation. Dick, whose work inspired such films as Blade Runner , Total Recall , and Minority Report , dedicated his life to solving one ultimately unanswerable question: what is real? In the riveting style that won accolades for The Adversary , Emmanuel Carrere follows Dick's strange odyssey from his traumatic beginnings in 1928, when his twin sister died in infancy, to his lonely end in 1982, beset by mystical visions of swirling pink light, three-eyed invaders, and messages from the Roman Empire. Drawing on interviews as well as unpublished sources, Carrere traces Dick's multiple marriages, paranoid fantasies, and vertiginous encounters with the drug culture of sixties California. He vividly conjures the spirit of this restless observer of American postwar malaise, whose more than fifty novels subverted the materials of science fiction - parallel universes, intricate time loops, collective delusions - to create classic works of contemporary anxiety. As disturbing and engrossing as a novel by Philip K. Dick himself, Carrere's unconventional work interweaves life and art to reveal the maddening genius whose writing foresaw - from cloning to reality TV - a world that looks ever more like one of his inventions.
This copy is in excellent, pretty much 'as new' condition, with no marks.

Author(s):
Carrere, Emmanuel
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0747569193
ISBN-13:
9780747569190
Number of pages:
315
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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