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The Resource I am alive and you are dead : a journey into the mind of Philip K. Dick, Emmanuel Carr©·re ; translated by Timothy Bent

I am alive and you are dead : a journey into the mind of Philip K. Dick, Emmanuel Carr©·re ; translated by Timothy Bent

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I am alive and you are dead : a journey into the mind of Philip K. Dick
Title
I am alive and you are dead
Title remainder
a journey into the mind of Philip K. Dick
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Emmanuel Carr©·re ; translated by Timothy Bent
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "For his many devoted readers, Philip K. Dick whose work inspired such films as Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report and Paycheck, dedicated his life to solving one ultimately unanswerable question: what is real?" "In the style that won accolades for The Adversary, Emmanuel Carrere follows Dick's strange odyssey from his traumatic beginnings in 1928, when his twin sister died in infancy, to his lonely end in 1982, beset by mystical visions of swirling pink light, three-eyed invaders, and messages from the Roman Empire. Drawing on interviews as well as unpublished sources, Carrere traces Dick's multiple marriages, paranoid fantasies, and vertiginous encounters with the drug culture of sixties California. He conjures the spirit of this restless observer of American postwar malaise, whose more than fifty novels subverted the materials of science fiction - parallel universes, intricate time loops, collective delusions - to create classic works of contemporary anxiety."
  • "As disturbing and engrossing as a work by Dick himself, Carrere's unconventional biography interweaves life and art to reveal the maddening genius whose writing foresaw - from cloning to reality TV - a world that looks ever more like one of his inventions."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
Chronicles the life of the science fiction master, literary icon, and author of more than fifty novels from his traumatic origins as the twin that lived, through his multiple marriages, drug odysseys, and tragic disintegration into madness
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Writing style
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184554
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DLC
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1957-
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Carrere, Emmanuel
Dewey number
813.54
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Bent, Timothy
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True
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  • Dick, Philip K.
  • Science fiction, American
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adult
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a journey into the mind of Philip K. Dick
Label
I am alive and you are dead : a journey into the mind of Philip K. Dick, Emmanuel Carr©·re ; translated by Timothy Bent
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Publication
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000025221064
Extent
xv, 315 p.
Isbn
9780805054644
Lccn
2003067710
Label
I am alive and you are dead : a journey into the mind of Philip K. Dick, Emmanuel Carr©·re ; translated by Timothy Bent
Publication
Control code
000025221064
Extent
xv, 315 p.
Isbn
9780805054644
Lccn
2003067710

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