For his many devoted readers, Philip. K. Dick is not only 'one of the most valiant psychological explorers of the twentieth century' ("New York Times") but a source of divine revelation. Dick, whose work inspired such films as "Blade Runner", "Total Recall", and "Minority Report", dedicated his life to solving one ultimately unanswerable question: what is real? In the riveting style that won accolades for "The Adversary", Emmanuel Carrere follows Dick's strange odyssey from his traumatic beginnings in 1928, when his twin sister died in infancy, to his lonely end in 1982, beset by mystical visions of swirling pink light, three-eyed invaders, and messages from the Roman Empire. Drawing on interviews as well as unpublished sources, Carrere traces Dick's multiple marriages, paranoid fantasies, and vertiginous encounters with the drug culture of sixties California. He vividly conjures the spirit of this restless observer of American postwar malaise, whose more than fifty novels subverted the materials of science fiction - parallel universes, intricate time loops, collective delusions - to create classic works of contemporary anxiety. As disturbing and engrossing as a novel by Philip K. Dick himself, Carrere's unconventional work interweaves life and art to reveal the maddening genius whose writing foresaw - from cloning to reality TV - a world that looks ever more like one of his inventions.
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Emmanuel Carrere is one of France's most critically acclaimed writers, the author of several screenplays and novels, including Class Trip and Moustache, as well as The Adversary, a New York Times Notable Book of 2001. He lives in Paris.Review:
'Emmanuel Carrere's I AM ALIVE AND YOU ARE DEAD: A JOURNEY INTO THE MIND OF PHILIP K. DICK is remarkable - a depth charge, a CAT scan, and an exorcism. Carrere, whose own eerie novels include THE ADVERSARY, proves that it's still possible for the French to write like Voltaire rather than Derrida. Informed, affectionate, sardonic, he is also crystal clear' Harper's US 'Startling ... Carrere gets so far inside the head of the deeply troubled author ... the resulting text is remarkably vivid, intimate, often haunting ... ' Philadelphia Inquirer 'What Dick thinks and feels as man and writer is richly developed in this riveting biography. Mr Carrere's book is mesmerizing. Seldom have I read a biographer who drew me so deeply into his subject's world' New York Sun 'Every whorl of Dick's mind, every delusion, every leap through the looking glass, is chronicled. The effect is powerful ... ' Boston Globe
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR003695351
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury, UK, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good Plus. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good Plus. 315pp. 2005, This is a good plus FIRST UK EDITION copy of "I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick" by Emmanuel Carrere in hardback in a good plus dustjacket. The book is bound in black hardback with gilt titles to the spine and the dustjacket features an attractive photograph of Philip K. Dick. The spine is a little loose but otherwise in good plus condition and the pages are all crisp, bright and complete. The dustjacket is a little creased and worn to the corners, with a small tear at the base of the spine and a little patch of grubbiness, however it is overall in good plus condition. An excellent biography of Dick, which also delves critically into his work and thoughts - a must have. Codice libro della libreria FIRST297
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury, 2005. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good +. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good +. First Edition 1st Printing. Please email us if you would like further information or if you would like us to send you a picture of the book. Thanks for looking! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 210054
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury, London, 2005. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: F. Condizione sovraccoperta: F. First English. F/F. 8vo. original black boards gilt (a trifle bumped) in dustwrapper; pp. xvi (last blank), 318 (last blank), with illustrations. A fine copy. Codice libro della libreria 016406