Puttering About In A Small Land

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 057513223X
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Puttering About In A Small Land from the Author: Philip K. Dick. Written in the late 1950s but unpublished until after his death, this is one of Dick's greatest realistic novels When Roger and Virginia Lindhal enroll their son Gregg in Mrs Alt's Los Padres Valley School in the mountains of Southern California, their marriage is already in deep trouble. Then the Lindhals meet Chic and Liz Bonner, whose two sons also board at Mrs Alt's school. The meeting is a catalyst for a complicated series of emotions and traumas, set against the backdrop of suburban Los Angeles in the early 1950s. As Roger, Virginia, Chic and Liz orbit each other in ever-decaying circles, their lives threaten to run out of control. This is a realistic novel filled with details of everyday life and skilfully told from three points of view. It is powerful, eloquent, and gripping. Winner of both the HUGO and JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARDs for BEST NOVEL, Philip K. Dick is widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day. The object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

Puttering About In A Small Land

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 057513223X
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Puttering About In A Small Land from the Author: Philip K. Dick. Written in the late 1950s but unpublished until after his death, this is one of Dick's greatest realistic novels When Roger and Virginia Lindhal enroll their son Gregg in Mrs Alt's Los Padres Valley School in the mountains of Southern California, their marriage is already in deep trouble. Then the Lindhals meet Chic and Liz Bonner, whose two sons also board at Mrs Alt's school. The meeting is a catalyst for a complicated series of emotions and traumas, set against the backdrop of suburban Los Angeles in the early 1950s. As Roger, Virginia, Chic and Liz orbit each other in ever-decaying circles, their lives threaten to run out of control. This is a realistic novel filled with details of everyday life and skilfully told from three points of view. It is powerful, eloquent, and gripping. Winner of both the HUGO and JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARDs for BEST NOVEL, Philip K. Dick is widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day. The object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

Dreaming Suburbia

Author: Amy Maria Kenyon
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814332283
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Dreaming Suburbia from the Author: Amy Maria Kenyon. A multifaceted cultural study of suburbanization in the United States, and Detroit in particular, during the postwar suburban boom.

Pink Beam

Author: Lord Rc
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430324376
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Pink Beam from the Author: Lord Rc. A study of the novels and short stories of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)with presentation of a literary chronology of his career.

The World According To Philip K Dick

Author: A. Dunst
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137414596
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The World According To Philip K Dick from the Author: A. Dunst. As the first essay collection dedicated to Philip K. Dick in two decades, this volume breaks new ground in science fiction scholarship and brings innovative critical perspectives to the study of one of the twentieth century's most influential authors.

The Life And Legend Of Wallace Wood

Author: Bhob Stewart
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606998153
Size: 53.36 MB
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The Life And Legend Of Wallace Wood from the Author: Bhob Stewart. Who was Wallace Wood? The maddest artist of Mad magazine? The man behind Marvel’s Daredevil?The Life and Legend is an incisive look back at the life and career of one of the greatest and most mythic figures of cartooning. Edited over the course of thirty years by former Wood assistant Bhob Stewart, The Life and Legend is a biographical portrait, generously illustrated with Wood’s gorgeous art as well as little-seen personal photos and childhood ephemera. Also: remembrances by Wood’s friends, colleagues, assistants, and loved ones. This collective biographical and critical portrait explores the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick in American pop culture.

Philip K Dick

Author: Christopher Palmer
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853236184
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Philip K Dick from the Author: Christopher Palmer. Once solely the possession of fans and buffs, the SF author Philip K Dick is now finding a much wider audience, as the success of the films Blade Runner and Minority Report shows. The kind of world he predicted in his funny and frightening novels and stories is coming closer to most of us: shifting realities, unstable relations, uncertain moralities. Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern examines a wide range of Dick's work, including his short stories and posthumously published realist novels. Christopher Palmer analyzes the puzzling and dazzling effects of Dick's fiction, and argues that at its heart is a clash between exhilarating possibilities of transformation, and a frightening lack of ethical certainties. Dick's work is seen as the inscription of his own historical predicament, the clash between humanism and postmodernism being played out in the complex forms of the fiction. The problem is never resolved, but Dick's ways of imagining it become steadily more ingenious and challenging.

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 057513240X
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The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike from the Author: Philip K. Dick. Small town America tears itself apart in this realist novel from one of the greats of science fiction Leo Runcible - of Runcible Realty - is too excitable and too pushy. His wife drinks too much. He may be a man of principle, but Liberal Jewish Leo is an outsider in the lilywhite Carquinez, Marin County. When he gets into a pointless argument with a customer over his neighbour Walt Dombrosio's house guests, the resulting ramifications follow a bizarre logic of cause and effect to lead in entirely unexpected directions ... And can Leo really have found the skull of a Neanderthal man in middle America? THE MAN WHOSE TEETH WERE ALL EXACTLY ALIKE is a dazzling novel by a writer famous for his power to surprise and delight.

Philip K Dick

Author: Douglas A. Mackey
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN:
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Philip K Dick from the Author: Douglas A. Mackey. A critical assessment of this famous writer's works including posthumous publications.

The History Of Forgetting

Author: Norman M. Klein
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859841754
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The History Of Forgetting from the Author: Norman M. Klein. Examines the process of memory erasure in the city of Los Angeles with a mixture of fact, half-truth, and fiction