Puttering About In A Small Land

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429963022
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Puttering About In A Small Land from the Author: Philip K. Dick. 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 fifties. The buildup of emotional intensity and the finely observed characterizations are a hallmark of Philip K. Dick's work. This is a realistic novel filled with details of everyday life and skillfully told from three points of view. It is powerful, eloquent, and gripping. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Philip K Dick

Author: Christopher Palmer
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853236184
Size: 69.93 MB
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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.

Philip K Dick

Author: Douglas A. Mackey
Publisher: Twayne Pub
Size: 69.16 MB
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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.

Merriam Webster S Collegiate Dictionary

Author: Merriam-Webster
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877798095
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Merriam Webster S Collegiate Dictionary from the Author: Merriam-Webster. Presents concise definitions, pronunciations, abbreviations, some illustrations, usage examples, and synonyms with ten thousand new words and meanings.