Philip K. Dick: Canonical Writer of the Digital Age

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 10, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 178 pages
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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stereotypes attached to Philip K. Dick and his work and shows, using a wealth of primary documents including previously unpublished letters and interviews, that Philip K. Dick is a serious and relevant philosophical and cultural thinker whose writing offer us important insights into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?

 

 

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User Review  - BillyRaymond - LibraryThing

Finally a book that deals with PKD's interest in psychology, philosophy, and religion. Kucukalic does a great job of analyzing PKD's interest in these topics, and showing how much they matter to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - event-h - LibraryThing

Avoids sensationalism and unsupported claims about Dick, which it criticizes. Instead, careful, close analysis of major works and Dick's importance as a thinker. "At the center of Dick's creative ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Lejla Kucukalic received her Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Delaware. She is currently translating the Bosnian-Herzegovinian novel, It Happened in July, about the 1995 genocide in Srebrenica. Professor Kucukalic is teaching in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, New York.

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