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The Resource Understanding Philip K. Dick, Eric Carl Link

Understanding Philip K. Dick, Eric Carl Link

Label
Understanding Philip K. Dick
Title
Understanding Philip K. Dick
Statement of responsibility
Eric Carl Link
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Author of more than forty novels and myriad short stories over a three-decade literary career, Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) single-handedly reshaped twentieth-century science fiction. His influence has only increased since his death with the release of numerous feature films based on his work, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall (based on "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"), Minority Report (based on "The Minority Report"), and Next (based on "The Golden Man"). In Understanding Philip K. Dick, Eric Carl Link introduces readers to the life, career, and work of this groundbreaking, prolific, and immeasurably influential force in American literature, media culture, and contemporary science fiction." "Dick was at times a postmodernist, a mainstream writer, a pulp fiction writer, and often all three simultaneously, but as Link illustrates, he was more than anything else a novelist of ideas. From this vantage point, Link surveys Dick's own tragicomic biography, his craft and career, and the recurrent ideas and themes that give shape and significance to his fiction. Link addresses Dick's efforts to break into the mainstream in the 1950s, his return to science fiction in the 1960s, and his move toward more theologically oriented work in his final two decades. Link finds across Dick's writing career an intellectual curiosity that transformed his science fiction novels from bizarre pulp extravaganzas into philosophically challenging explorations of the very nature of reality, and it is this depth of vision that continues to garner new audiences and fresh approaches to Dick's genre-defining tales."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Link, Eric Carl
Dewey number
813.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3554.I3
LC item number
Z745 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding contemporary American literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dick, Philip K.
  • Science fiction, American
Label
Understanding Philip K. Dick, Eric Carl Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Philip K. Dick -- Philip K. Dick, novelist of ideas -- The craft and career of Philip K. Dick -- The themes of Philip K. Dick -- Reading Philip K. Dick: notes on six novels -- Conclusion, Apologia pro mea vita
Control code
ocm326466301
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 179 pages
Isbn
9781570038556
Lccn
2009028390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)326466301
  • (Sirsi) a1046251
Label
Understanding Philip K. Dick, Eric Carl Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Philip K. Dick -- Philip K. Dick, novelist of ideas -- The craft and career of Philip K. Dick -- The themes of Philip K. Dick -- Reading Philip K. Dick: notes on six novels -- Conclusion, Apologia pro mea vita
Control code
ocm326466301
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 179 pages
Isbn
9781570038556
Lccn
2009028390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)326466301
  • (Sirsi) a1046251

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