A Life of Philip K. Dick

A Life of Philip K. Dick

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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.He stayed at Cal Prepforone year, returning toGarfield in September 1943at the startofthe ninth grade. In August 1943, aged fourteen, ... It wasalso around theage of thirteen or fourteen when PKD made his firstattemptat writing a short story with a science fiction theme. It was calledReturn to Lilliput andwasan updatingofthe famous Jonathan Swift novel, Gullivera#39;s Travels.There seems tobe adegree ofanbsp;...

Title:A Life of Philip K. Dick
Author:Anthony Peake
Publisher:Arcturus Publishing - 2013-10-09


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