A Life of Philip K Dick: The Man Who Remembered the Future

A Life of Philip K Dick: The Man Who Remembered the FuturePhilip K Dick Was A Hugely Influential Writer Who Drew Upon His Own Life To Address The Nature Of Drug Abuse, Paranoia, Schizophrenia, And Transcendental Experiences Of All Kinds He Was A Prolific Author And Many Of His Books Were Turned Into Popular Films Such As Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, And Minority Report This Book Has Been Written With The Cooperation Of Several Close Acquaintances And Looks To Examine His Work As Well As The Socio Political Cultural Environment In Which He Lived It Will Be Of Great Interest To Any Fan Of Philip K Dick Or Science Fiction In General, As Well As Anyone Who Grew Up The 1950s, 1960s, And 1970s. O livro dividido em partes, sendo que a parte biogr fica leitura recomendada principalmente para os apreciadores da obra de Philip K Dick As outras partes podem ser puladas, n o carecendo,no entanto, de algum interesse para os esot ricos ou para os apreciadores da o
A primeira metade interessante, pois foca na biografia propriamente Mas a segunda, na qual o autor tenta explicar com quase nenhuma pesquisa as raz es da vis es etc de PKD, bem boba e dispens vel. Part I This section is a standard biography of Philip K Dick Large sections are drawn from Lawrence Sutin s and Anne Dick s books Having recently read both of those, I found myself skimming through a lot of this section, especially the early years However, it is not all rehash Peake does mention the important recent research about the age of Dick s first wife, as reported in the PKDOtaku online newsletter Peake also reports the contents of his correspondence in 2013 with PKD s longtime friend Ray Powers, and with PKD s widow, Tessa Powers has some insight into the infamous November 1971 break in that is far lucid than the bizarre theories strung out by Dick and interviewer Paul Williams Working with Tessa, Peake traced the various versions of the well known 1974 incident in which Dick discovered his son s undiagnosed inguinal hernia Peake s conclusion is that this is actually a fairly mundane story that became elaborate and miraculous in the retelling not a manifestation of otherworldly forces in P
Brilliant book Having only seen a documentary on Philip K Dick before reading this I feel that I know a lot now having read this It references all the other biographies and uses so many accounts of the key protagonists in his life that I can t help but think this is a pretty fair account The only downsides are that there may be too much of the author in this biography and in particular at the very beginning the author claims that Philip K Dick pioneered a style of writing that has the narrative jump from one characters perspective to another s without announcing it to the reader This of course is just the modernist style that Joyce and Woolf had actually pioneered previously Philip K Dick pioneered so many ideas and may well still be ahead of the times that there is no need to resort to unsubstantiated claims.If you like Philip K Dick, it s well worth a read If you have read other biograph
Eu n o sou muito de biografias, mas decidi comprar este livro porque PKD foi um dos escritores que mais li na juventude Todas aquelas est rias repletas de coisas psicod licas e enigmas da mente me atra am muito.A vida de PKD foi muito doida, e por mais que o autor tente mostrar que PKD tinha poderes cognitivos ao final do livro ficou claro para mim que as anfetaminas e outras drogas pesadas que ele consumiu ao longo
A concise, well researched essay that attempts to understand what exactly happened to Philip K Dick in 1974 I thought this one had a much legitimate feel than the other PKD biographies I ve read, and regarding his mystical experiences, this had a sober, believable and authoritative Esoteric and Neurological t
A good starting point if you are interested in Philip K Dick Anthony Peake does reference other biographies of PKD however he goes on to speculate what motivated him and what sort of a person was he What may have been responsible for his visions Not giving anything
Fascinating look at PKD s lifeI would recommend this book at all PKD fans Peake did a great analysis of PKD s work and gives insight into the state of mind of my favorite SciFi author. Author takes a lot of liberties with making unsubstantiated paranormal claims about PDK s life Found this one hard to get through. Very heavy reading I don t think I realized how actually, um, non standard the man s life was.

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • A Life of Philip K Dick: The Man Who Remembered the Future
  • Anthony Peake
  • English
  • 20 October 2017
  • 9781782122425