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The postmodern humanism of Philip K. Dick

Author: Jason P Vest
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2009.
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In The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K. Dick, Jason Vest examines how Dick adapted the conventions of science fiction and postmodernism to reflect humanist concerns about the difficulties of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Vest, Jason P., 1972-
Postmodern humanism of Philip K. Dick.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008040677
(OCoLC)254529437
Named Person: Philip K Dick; Philip K Dick
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason P Vest
ISBN: 9780810866973 0810866978
OCLC Number: 379116853
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 227 pages)
Contents: Introduction. The world Dick made: science fiction, humanism, and postmodern literature --
The metamorphosis of science fiction: Kafka, Dick, and postmodern humanism --
Parallel minds, alternate worlds: Borges, Dick, and the politics of oppression --
Divine textualities: Calvino, Dick, and authoring creation --
Time, love, and narcosis: the importance of now wait for last year --
Conclusion. The postmodern humanist: Philip K. Dick in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Jason P. Vest.

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