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Confessions of a Crap Artist--Jack Isidore (of Seville, Calif.)

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105000451414
Pages : 266 pages
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Confessions of a Crap Artist

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ISBN 10 : 9780575098251
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Confessions of a Crap Artist PDF Full Free by Philip K. Dick and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-05-14 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jack Isidore is a 'crap artist', a collector of crackpot ideas and worthless objects. His beliefs make him a man apparently unsuited for real life and so his sister, an edgy and aggressive woman, and his brother-in-law, a crass and foul-mouthed businessman, feel compelled to rescue him from it. But, observed through Jack's murderously innocent gaze, Fay and Charley Hume are seen to be just as obsessed as Jack. Their obsessions may be a little more acceptable than Jack's but they are uglier. And, in the end and thanks to Jack's intervention, theirs lead to tragedy ...


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Confessions of a Crap Artist--Jack Isidore (of Seville, Calif.)

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ISBN 10 : 0547572492
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Confessions of a Crap Artist--Jack Isidore (of Seville, Calif.) PDF Full Free by Philip K. Dick and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Dick's only non-science fiction novel published in his lifetime, a man is obsessed with crackpot ideas, like the Earth being hollow, while his sister and brother-in-law are obsessed with creating the ideal American home. But will their obsessions overtake them? And which is worse?


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Future Imperfect

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ISBN 10 : 0803218605
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Future Imperfect PDF Full Free by Jason P. Vest and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2009-03-01 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the first eight cinematic adaptations of Dick's fiction in light of their literary sources.


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Pink Beam

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ISBN 10 : 9781430324379
Pages : 324 pages
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Download Pink Beam PDF Full Free by Lord Rc and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2007-07-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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A Life of Philip K. Dick

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Download A Life of Philip K. Dick PDF Full Free by Anthony Peake and published by Arcturus Publishing. This book was released on 2013-10-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philip K. Dick was a writer who drew upon his own life to address the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia and transcendental experiences of all kinds. More than 10 major Hollywood movies are based on his work including Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, Minority Report and The Adjustment Bureau. Born in 1929 just before the Great Crash, Dick's twin sister died when she was a month old and his parents were divorced by the time he was three. In his teens, he began to show the first signs of mental instability, but by then he was already producing fiction writing of a visionary nature.


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The Search for Philip K. Dick

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Publisher : Tachyon Publications
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ISBN 10 : 9781616960377
Pages : 290 pages
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Download The Search for Philip K. Dick PDF Full Free by Anne R Dick and published by Tachyon Publications. This book was released on 2010-09-12 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering an intimate perspective on the life of an important, prolific author, this revealing biography uncovers the inner workings of a cult figure through his tumultuous relationship with his third wife. Brilliant and charismatic, Philip K. Dick was known as a loyal friend, father, and husband, as well as a talented science fiction writer. His six-year marriage to the woman he described as “the love of his life” and his intellectual equal was full of passion—the meeting of soul mates. But behind the façade of an untroubled life was a man struggling with his demons, unable to trust anyone, and reliant upon his charm to navigate his increasingly dark reality and descent into drugs and madness. Exposing personal details of their married life as well as the ways he continued to haunt her even after their relationship collapsed, Anne Dick provides thorough research combined with personal memories of this mysterious man.


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Beyond the Blogosphere

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ISBN 10 : 9780313392870
Pages : 269 pages
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Download Beyond the Blogosphere PDF Full Free by Aaron J. Barlow and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks at questions and answers pertaining to the organization, usage, and ownership of information in the Internet age—and the impact of shifting attitudes towards information ownership on creative endeavors.


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The Twisted Worlds of Philip K. Dick

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ISBN 10 : 9780786486298
Pages : 316 pages
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Download The Twisted Worlds of Philip K. Dick PDF Full Free by Umberto Rossi and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philip K. Dick was one of the most popular science fiction novelists of the 20th century, but the contradictory and wily writer has troubled critics who attempt encompassing explanations of his work. This book examines Dick’s writing through the lens of ontological uncertainty, providing a comparative map of his oeuvre, tracing both the interior connections between books and his allusive intertextuality. Topics covered include time travel, alternate worlds, androids and simulacra, finite subjective realities and schizophrenia. Twenty novels are explored in detail, including titles that have received scant critical attention. Some of his most important short stories and two of his realist novels are also examined, providing a general introduction to Dick’s body of work.


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How Much Does Chaos Scare You?: Politics, Religion, and Philosophy in the Fiction of Philip K. Dick

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ISBN 10 : 9781411633490
Pages : 248 pages
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Download How Much Does Chaos Scare You?: Politics, Religion, and Philosophy in the Fiction of Philip K. Dick PDF Full Free by Aaron Barlow and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2005 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A series of essays on the writing and ideas of Philip K. Dick presented in eight chapters. This in-depth look at the philosophies behind Dick's SF and mainstream novels is based on Barlow's 1988 doctoral dissertation at the University of Iowa.


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The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike

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Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781429952644
Pages : 238 pages
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Download The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike PDF Full Free by Philip K. Dick and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike was written by Philip K. Dick in the winter and spring of 1960, in Point Reyes Station, California. In the sequence of Dick's work, The Man Whose Teeth was written immediately after Confessions of a Crap Artist; the next book Dick wrote was The Man in the High Castle, the Hugo Award–winning science fiction novel that ushered in the next stage of Dick's career. This novel, Dick said, is about Leo Runcible, "a brilliant, civicminded liberal Jew living in a rural WASP town in Marin County, California." Runcible, a real estate agent involved in a local battle with a neighbor, finds what look like Neanderthal bones and dreams of rising real estate prices because of the publicity. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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The Disappointment Artist

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ISBN 10 : 9780307428400
Pages : 160 pages
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Download The Disappointment Artist PDF Full Free by Jonathan Lethem and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2007-12-18 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a volume he describes as "a series of covert and not-so-covert autobiographical pieces," Jonathan Lethem explores the nature of cultural obsession—from western films and comic books, to the music of Pink Floyd and the New York City subway. Along the way, he shows how each of these "voyages out from himself" has led him to the source of his beginnings as a writer. The Disappointment Artist is a series of windows onto the collisions of art, landscape, and personal history that formed Lethem’s richly imaginative, searingly honest perspective on life. A touching, deeply perceptive portrait of a writer in the making.


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On SF

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Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN 10 : 0472068962
Pages : 282 pages
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Download On SF PDF Full Free by Thomas M. Disch and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Praise for Thomas Disch: "One of the most remarkably talented writers around." ---Washington Post Book World "[Disch] is without doubt one of the really bright lights on the American SF scene." ---Fantasy and Science Fiction This collection by the much-loved and lauded science-fiction writer Thomas Disch spans twenty-five years of his career, during which he has supplemented his creative output with reviews and critical essays in publications as diverse as the Nation, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, and Twilight Zone. Disch's perspectives on his genre are skeptical, novel, and often incendiary. The volume's opening essay, for example, characterizes writers of science fiction as "the provincials of literature." Other essays explore science fiction's roots-Poe, Bradbury, Clarke, Asimov, Vonnegut-as well as modern practitioners such as Stephen King, Philip Dick, Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and William Gibson. Disch entertains and provokes with essays on UFOs, Science Fiction as a Church, and Newt Gingrich's Futurist Brain Trust. Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Madame Blavatsky also get the Disch treatment. Throughout, the writing is lively, agile, and irreverent, exhibiting an incisive honesty that is undiluted by Disch's own attachments as a sci-fi practitioner. On SF will appeal equally to lovers of science fiction and connoisseurs of the finest critical prose.


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Understanding Philip K. Dick

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ISBN 10 : 9781643363462
Pages : 193 pages
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Download Understanding Philip K. Dick PDF Full Free by Eric Carl Link and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2022-11-03 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to the fantastic world of a science fiction legend 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 and television series based on his work, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and The Man in the High Castle. 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 tragicomic biography, his craft and career, and the recurrent ideas and themes that give shape and significance to his fiction. 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 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.


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Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780819573803
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction PDF Full Free by John Rieder and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2012-10-15 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first full-length study of emerging Anglo-American science fiction’s relation to the history, discourses, and ideologies of colonialism and imperialism. Nearly all scholars and critics of early science fiction acknowledge that colonialism is an important and relevant part of its historical context, and recent scholarship has emphasized imperialism’s impact on late Victorian Gothic and adventure fiction and on Anglo-American popular and literary culture in general. John Rieder argues that colonial history and ideology are crucial components of science fiction’s displaced references to history and its engagement in ideological production. He proposes that the profound ambivalence that pervades colonial accounts of the exotic “other” establishes the basic texture of much science fiction, in particular its vacillation between fantasies of discovery and visions of disaster. Combining original scholarship and theoretical sophistication with a clearly written presentation suitable for students as well as professional scholars, this study offers new and innovative readings of both acknowledged classics and rediscovered gems. Includes discussion of works by Edwin A. Abbott, Edward Bellamy, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John W. Campbell, George Tomkyns Chesney, Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard, Edmond Hamilton, W. H. Hudson, Richard Jefferies, Henry Kuttner, Alun Llewellyn, Jack London, A. Merritt, Catherine L. Moore, William Morris, Garrett P. Serviss, Mary Shelley, Olaf Stapledon, and H. G. Wells.


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Encyclopedia of French Film Directors

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ISBN 10 : 9780810869394
Pages : 1488 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of French Film Directors PDF Full Free by Philippe Rège and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-12-11 with total page 1488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cinema has been long associated with France, dating back to 1895, when Louis and Auguste Lumi_re screened their works, the first public viewing of films anywhere. Early silent pioneers Georges MZli_s, Alice Guy BlachZ and others followed in the footsteps of the Lumi_re brothers and the tradition of important filmmaking continued throughout the 20th century and beyond. In Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Philippe Rège identifies every French director who has made at least one feature film since 1895. From undisputed masters to obscure one-timers, nearly 3,000 directors are cited here, including at least 200 filmmakers not mentioned in similar books published in France. Each director's entry contains a brief biographical summary, including dates and places of birth and death; information on the individual's education and professional training; and other pertinent details, such as real names (when the filmmaker uses a pseudonym). The entries also provide complete filmographies, including credits for feature films, shorts, documentaries, and television work. Some of the most important names in the history of film can be found in this encyclopedia, from masters of the Golden Age_Jean Renoir and RenZ Clair_to French New Wave artists such as Fran_ois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.


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Philip K. Dick

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ISBN 10 : 9781842439197
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Philip K. Dick PDF Full Free by Andrew M. Butler and published by Oldcastle Books. This book was released on 2012-05-24 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who was Dick? A freaked-out junkie who took too many drugs? An explorer of madness who go too close to his subject and ended up claiming to have met God? A practical joker? The most consistently brilliant SF writer in the world? At a time when most SF was about cowboys in outer space, Dick explored the landscapes of the mind, conjured fake realities and was able to make you believe six impossible things before breakfast. He embodied the counter-culture a decade before the 1960's. Perhaps best known for Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - the novel which inspired Blade Runner - Dick's world is one where God speaks through cat food commercials and comes in a handy aerosol can. And where you might be a figment of someone else's imagination... As well as an introductory essay, this pocket sized volume from 2007 reviews and analyses each of Philip K Dick's novels and provides a listing of the many other books and articles which have grappled with this genius.


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