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Philip K. Dick : exhilaration and terror of the postmodern

Author: Christopher Palmer
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2003.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 26.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author discusses Dick's SF writing from two perspectives. The first is a consideration of Dick's fiction as a depiction of and response to postmodernity whilst the second considers Dick's form and genre in a broader, more general sense.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Palmer, Christopher, 1948-
Philip K. Dick.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2004353865
(OCoLC)51108856
Named Person: Philip K Dick; Philip K Dick; Philip K Dick; Philip K Dick
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Palmer
ISBN: 1417568143 9781417568147 9781781380659 1781380651 9781846313769 1846313767
OCLC Number: 57347270
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 259 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Philip K. Dick and the postmodern --
Complications of humanism and postmodernism --
Static and kinetic in Dick's political unconscious --
Mired in the sex war: Dick's realist novels of the fifties --
The short stories: Philip K. Dick and the nuclear family --
The man in the high castle: the reasonableness and madness of history --
Eating and being eaten: dangerous deities and depleted consumers --
Critique and fantasy in Martian time-slip and Clans of the Alphane moon --
Critical reason and romantic idealism in Martian time-slip --
A scanner darkly: postmodern society and the end of difference --
Gestures, anecdotes, visions: formal recourses of humanism --
Postmodernism and the birth of the author in Valis.
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 26.
Responsibility: Christopher Palmer.
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The author discusses Dick's SF writing from two perspectives. The first is a consideration of Dick's fiction as a depiction of and response to postmodernity whilst the second considers Dick's form and genre in a broader, more general sense.

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