Philip K. Dick

By Lejla Kucukalic

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Kucukalic looks beyond the received criticism and stereotypes attached to Philip K. Dick and his work and shows, using a wealth of primary documents including previously unpublished letters and interviews, that Philip K. Dick is a serious and relevant philosophical and cultural thinker whose writing offer us important insights into contemporary digital culture. Evaluating five novels that span Dick's career--from Martian Time Slip (1964) to Valis (1981)--Kucukalic explores the the intersections of identity, narrative, and technology in order to ask two central, but uncharted "Dickian" questions: What is reality? and What is human?    

Subject: English & College Success -> English -> Literary Criticism

Philip K. Dick
Canonical Writer of the Digital Age
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 12/22/10
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 192 pages

ISBN 10: 113589664X
ISBN 13: 9781135896645
Print ISBN: 9780203886847

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