Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick

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Caroll & Graf, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
Divine Invasions is the definitive biography of one of America's greatest novelists and science fiction's greatest ambassador to literary audiences. Philip K. Dick loosened the bonds of the genre, ultimately making his reputation as a literary writer who happened to write speculative fiction, and profoundly influencing such writers as Pynchon, Delillo, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Lethem. Divine Invasions is being reissued to coincide with the fall 2005 release of "A Scanner Darkly," a film based on Dick's novel of the same name.

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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

Philip K Dick was/is a difficult subject for a biography. In addition to being a writer within the science fiction genre, he believed that he had been contacted by God, or at the very least, some ... Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A mildly informative biography on PKD that focuses a bit too much on his marriages and a bit too little on his fiction and a literary analysis thereof. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Lawrence Sutin is an award-winning memoirist and biographer. His books include JACK AND ROCHELLE: A HOLOCAUST STORY OF LOVE AND RESISTANCE, A POSTCARD MEMOIR, and DO WHAT THOU WILT: A LIFE OF ALEISTER CROWLEY. Sutin teaches in the MFA program at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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