RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 51108856 LA English T1 Philip K. Dick : exhilaration and terror of the postmodern A1 Palmer, Christopher,, PB Liverpool University Press PP Liverpool YR 2003 SN 0853236186 9780853236184 0853236283 9780853236283 AB "Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern examines a wide range of Dick's work, including his short stories and posthumously published realist novels. Christopher Palmer analyses the puzzling and dazzling effects of Dick's fiction, and argues that at its heart is a clash between exhilarating possibilities of transformation, and a frightening lack of ethical certainties. Dick's work is seen as the inscription of his own historical predicament, the clash between humanism and postmodernism being played out in the complex forms of the fiction. The problem is never resolved, but Dick's ways of imagining it become steadily more ingenious and challenging."--BOOK JACKET.