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Philip K. Dick : exhilaration and terror of the postmodern

Author: Christopher Palmer
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2003 (2007 printing)
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Once the sole possession of fans and buffs, the SF author Philip K Dick is now finding a much wider audience, as the success of the films Blade Runner and Minority Report shows. Philip K Dick:  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Philip K Dick; Philip K Dick
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Palmer
ISBN: 9780853236184 0853236186 9780853236283 0853236283
OCLC Number: 223708837
Description: [xii], 259 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgementsAbbreviationsPart I1. Philip K. Dick and the Postmodern2. Complications of Humanism and Postmodernism3. Static and Kinetic in Dick's Political UnconsciousPart II4. Mired in the Sex War: Dick's Realist Novels of the Fifties5. The Short Stories: Philip K. Dick and the Nuclear Family6. The Man in the High Castle: The Reasonableness and Madness of History7. Eating and Being Eaten: Dangerous Deities and Depleted Consumers8. Critique and Fantasy in Martian Time-Slip and Clans of the Alphane Moon9. Critical Reason and Romantic Idealism in Martian Time-Slip10. A Scanner Darkly: Postmodern Society and the End of Difference11. Gestures, Anecdotes, Visions: Formal Recourses of Humanism12. Postmodernism and the Birth of the Author in ValisWorks CitedIndex
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 26.
Other Titles: Exhilaration and terror of the postmodern
Responsibility: Christopher Palmer.
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