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ISBN 10 : 9780547572475
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Download The Penultimate Truth PDF Full Free by Philip K. Dick and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2011 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What if you discovered that everything you knew about the world was a lie? That's the question at the heart of Philip K. Dick's futuristic novel about political oppression, the show business of politics, and the sinister potential of the military-industrial complex. This wry, paranoid thriller imagines a future in which the earth has been ravaged, and cities are burnt-out wastelands too dangerous for human life. Americans have been shipped underground, where they toil in crowded industrial anthills and receive a steady diet of inspiring speeches from a president who never seems to age. Nick St. James, like the rest of the masses, believes in the words of his leaders. But that all changes when he travels to the surface--where what he finds is more shocking than anything he could possibly imagine.


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ISBN 10 : 9780547601359
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Download The Penultimate Truth PDF Full Free by Philip K. Dick and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2012-01-24 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “At a time when most 20th-century science fiction writers seem hopelessly dated, Dick gives us a vision of the future that captures the feel of our time.”—WiredIn the future, most of humanity lives in massive underground bunkers, producing weapons for the nuclear war they've fled. Constantly bombarded by patriotic propaganda, the citizens of these industrial anthills believe they are waiting for the day when the war will be over and they can return aboveground. But when Nick St. James, president of one anthill, makes an unauthorized trip to the surface, what he finds is more shocking than anything he could imagine.


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Philip K. Dick

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 10 : 0313292957
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Philip K. Dick PDF Full Free by Samuel J. Umland and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1995 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains eleven essays and a bibliography, re-examining Dick's entire oeuvre as prefiguring by decades the philosophical skepticism of postmodernism, and constituting a coherent cultural critique of post-World War II America.


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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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I Think I Am

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ISBN 10 : 9780816666652
Pages : 439 pages
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Download I Think I Am PDF Full Free by Laurence A. Rickels and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Aside from its perfect fit of critic and subject, Laurence A. Rickels's book provides the most thorough and exhaustive reading of Philip K. Dick's literary work that exists. He goes through all the novels literally, both the science fiction works and the so-called mainstream novels Dick did not publish in his lifetime. The reader of science fiction should welcome a book like this, which is both knowledgeable of the SF tradition tradition and creatively analytical. I could not put this book down once I began to read it".---George Slusser, University of California, Riverside --


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The Flight of the Wild Gander

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Publisher : Joseph Campbell Foundation
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ISBN 10 : 9781611780192
Pages : 256 pages
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Download The Flight of the Wild Gander PDF Full Free by Joseph Campbell and published by Joseph Campbell Foundation. This book was released on 2020-01-26 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In these essays – contemporary with his years at Sarah Lawrence and with his legendary Cooper Union lectures – Campbell explores the origins of myth, from the Grimms’ fairy tales to Native American legends. He explains how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how the myths and experiences change over time. Included is the famed essay “Mythogenesis,” which traces the rise and decline of a Native American legend. Review: In this book, as in his other work, Campbell displays his immense learning, drawing evidence to support his case from virtually every branch of human knowledge. —The New York Times Book Review Campbell has become one of the rarest of intellectuals in American life: a serious thinker who had been embraced by the popular culture. — Newsweek


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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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Common Image

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Publisher : transcript Verlag
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ISBN 10 : 9783839459393
Pages : 156 pages
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Download Common Image PDF Full Free by Ingrid Hoelzl and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Western humanism has established a reifying and predatory relation to the world. While its collateral visual regime, the perspectival image, is still saturating our screens, this relation has reached a dead end. Rather than desperately turning towards transhumanism and geoengineering, we need to readjust our position within community Earth. Facing this predicament, Ingrid Hoelzl and Rémi Marie develop the notion of the common image - understood as a multisensory perception across species; and common ethics - a comportment that transcends species-bound ways of living. Highlighting the notion of the common as opposed to the immune, the authors ultimately advocate otherness as a common ground for a larger than human communism.


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Critical essays on the mith of the american Adam

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Publisher : Universidad de Salamanca
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ISBN 10 : 8478008519
Pages : 250 pages
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Publisher : Polity
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ISBN 10 : 9780745628929
Pages : 321 pages
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Download Science Fiction PDF Full Free by Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature Roger Luckhurst and published by Polity. This book was released on 2005-05-06 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this new and timely cultural history of science fiction, Roger Luckhurst examines the genre from its origins in the late nineteenth century to its latest manifestations. The book introduces and explicates major works of science fiction literature by placing them in a series of contexts, using the history of science and technology, political and economic history, and cultural theory to develop the means for understanding the unique qualities of the genre. Luckhurst reads science fiction as a literature of modernity. His astute analysis examines how the genre provides a constantly modulating record of how human embodiment is transformed by scientific and technological change and how the very sense of self is imaginatively recomposed in popular fictions that range from utopian possibility to Gothic terror. This highly readable study charts the overlapping yet distinct histories of British and American science fiction, with commentary on the central authors, magazines, movements and texts from 1880 to the present day. It will be an invaluable guide and resource for all students taking courses on science fiction, technoculture and popular literature, but will equally be fascinating for anyone who has ever enjoyed a science fiction book.


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Histories of the Future

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781403919298
Pages : 202 pages
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Download Histories of the Future PDF Full Free by Alan Sandison and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of interdisciplinary essays examines some of the ways in which writers, artists, film-makers, strategists and political thinkers have imagined the future over the last two centuries. Although a number of contributions discuss 'mainstream' science fiction, the collection's emphasis is not on any single genre, but rather on the ways in which different histories - technological, cultural, military, ideological - generate and inform different modes of speculation about things to come. These histories also disclose that our patterns of expectation are much influenced by our relationship to the past.


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Papes et Papauté

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Publisher : Université de Saint-Etienne
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ISBN 10 : 9782862726489
Pages : 450 pages
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Download Papes et Papauté PDF Full Free by Agnès Morini and published by Université de Saint-Etienne. This book was released on 2013-11-12 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Si l'on se penche sur les phénomènes de contestation de l'autorité politique par la littérature ou les arts qui constitue un axe de recherche majeur du Laboratoire aux travaux duquel contribue ce volume, il appert que, dans bien des pays d'Europe, l'autorité politique s'est identifiée avec celle du Monarque, alors qu'en Italie, cas exceptionnel – et pour cause, puisque le siège de la papauté y est implanté depuis deux millénaires sans autre interruption que le demi-siècle avignonnais –, c'est la papauté qui s'est constituée en pouvoir politique, se revendiquant d'une double autorité, spirituelle et morale, et s'incarnant en un véritable organisme étatique. Le pape et la papauté représentent à leur tour deux "incarnations" de l'autorité : l'une institutionnelle (le gouvernement ecclésiastique), l'autre individuelle (le souverain pontife comme successeur de Pierre investi d'une mission de divine inspiration et exerçant à ce titre une autorité suprême). C'est en tout cas une spécificité italienne que d'être, par tant, un pays à la fois laïc et non-laïc, dans lequel la figure du Pape remplace celle du Roi, suscitant, depuis son affirmation comme telle, polémiques et défenses de l'Institution ecclésiale autant que de papes en particuliers. De fait, l'affirmation de la primauté spirituelle et temporelle du pape sur le monde médiéval chrétien présente, in nuce, les failles juridiques et morales qui légitiment l'expression immédiate d'opposants à cette hégémonie, aussi les vingt études regroupées dans ce volume illustrent-elles à la fois l'ancrage et la permanence d'une tradition historique, artistique, littéraire… la remise en cause en quelque sorte "chronique" du pouvoir du pape et de l'Église du XIe siècle à nos jours. Chacune d'elles montre par ailleurs, en creux ou explicitement, selon les cas, l'idéal d'une Église, d'une papauté et de papes, que leurs partisans comme leurs opposants eussent voulus au-dessus des intérêts matériels et des stratégies de pouvoir, tous se présentant en mal d'une autorité morale incontestable et littéralement incomparable (celle des "Princes" telle qu'elle ressort de ces travaux n'échappant pas non plus à une sévère critique). Dans le balayage temporel et thématique qu'elles effectuent, ces études, du même coup, rendent compte du paradoxe proprement italien d'une tension ancestrale et originale entre la religion de la politique et la politique de la religion.


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The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K. Dick

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780810866973
Pages : 248 pages
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Download The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K. Dick PDF Full Free by Jason P. Vest and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-02-17 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From his 1952 short story 'Roog' to the novels The Divine Invasion and VALIS, few authors have had as great of an impact in the latter half of the 20th century as Philip K. Dick. In The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K. Dick, Jason Vest explores the work of this prolific, subversive, and mordantly funny science-fiction writer. He examines how Dick adapted the conventions of science fiction and postmodernism to reflect humanist concerns about the difficulties of maintaining identity, agency, and autonomy in the latter half of the 20th century. In addition to an extensive analysis of the novel Now Wait for Last Year, Vest makes intellectually provocative comparisons between Dick and the works of Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, and Italo Calvino. He offers a detailed examination of Dick's literary relationship to all three authors, illuminating similarities between Dick and Kafka that have not previously been discussed, as well as similarities between Dick and Borges that scholars frequently note but fail to explore in detail. Like Kafka, Borges, and Calvino, Dick employs fantastic, unreal, and visionary fiction to reflect the disruptions, dislocations, and depressing realities of twentieth-century life. By comparing him to these other writers, Vest demonstrates that Dick's fiction is a fascinating barometer of postmodern American life even as it participates in an international tradition of visionary literature.


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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0822338394
Pages : 303 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9780684859781
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of PDF Full Free by Thomas M. Disch and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2000-07-05 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the development of science fiction from the literary tales of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne into a multi-billion-dollar entertainment industry, and explores its impact on American culture.


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Cold War Space and Culture in the 1960s And 1980s

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780192846167
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Cold War Space and Culture in the 1960s And 1980s PDF Full Free by David L. Pike and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-01-25 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the uses in American culture of the image of the post-war fallout shelter in the 1960s and 1980s that offers ways of understanding those decades and speaks directly to contemporary issues around borders, migration, and national, regional, and personal security.


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The Twisted Worlds of Philip K. Dick

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Publisher : McFarland
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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.