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Philip K. Dick : Canonical Writer of the Digital Age - Lejla Kucukalic

Philip K. Dick

Canonical Writer of the Digital Age

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2008
ISBN: 9780415962421
Number Of Pages: 178

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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stereotypes attached to Philip K. Dick and his work and shows, using a wealth of primary documents including previously unpublished letters and interviews, that Philip K. Dick is a serious and relevant philosophical and cultural thinker whose writing offer us important insights into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?



Introduction: Philip K. Dick, Canonical Writer of the Digital Agep. 1
Biography of a Writerp. 26
Martian Time Slip: "The Mindset of Otherness"p. 47
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: "Mechanical Universe and Its Discontents"p. 69
A Maze of Death: "Life Is A Dream, But Is It Better That Way?"p. 91
A Scanner Darkly: "The Reel Identity"p. 117
The Search for Truth as an Antidote for Suffering in Valisp. 132
Notesp. 149
Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780415962421
ISBN-10: 0415962420
Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 1st November 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1