I Am Alive and You Are Dead A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick

ISBN-10: 0312424515
ISBN-13: 9780312424510
Edition: 2004
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Description: For his many devoted readers, Philip K. Dick is not only one of the "one of the most valiant psychological explorers of the 20th century" (The New York Times) but a source of divine revelation. In the riveting style that won accolades for The  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

For his many devoted readers, Philip K. Dick is not only one of the "one of the most valiant psychological explorers of the 20th century" (The New York Times) but a source of divine revelation. In the riveting style that won accolades for The Adversary, Emmanuel Carregrave;re 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 Drawing on interviews as well as unpublished sources, he vividly conjures the spirit of this restless observer of American postwar malaise who subverted the materials of science fiction--parallel universes, intricate time loops, collective delusions--to create classic works of contemporary anxiety.

Emmanuel Carrere is one of France's most critically acclaimed writers, author of screenplays, a biography of Philip K. Dick, and two novels, including CLASS TRIP, which won the prestigious Prix Femina. A major bestseller in France, THE ADVERSARY is being published in eighteen countries. Carrere lives in Paris

""Strange, fascinating man, and this is a strange, fascinating book.""
The San Diego Union-Tribune
""Remarkable--a depth charge, a CAT scan, and an exorcism
Informed, affectionate, sardonic, he is also crystal clear.""
""Consistently fascinating and brilliantly written
Carregrave;re combines fact and fiction to form a new sort of genre, blending literary criticism and cultural history with a novelist’s earnest speculation.""
Times Book Review

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