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Description - I Am Alive and You Are Dead by Emmanuel Carrere

For his many devoted readers, Philip K. Dick is not only one of the "one of the most valiant psychological explorers of the 20th century" ("The New York Times") but a source of divine revelation. 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 Drawing on interviews as well as unpublished sources, he vividly conjures the spirit of this restless observer of American postwar malaise who subverted the materials of science fiction--parallel universes, intricate time loops, collective delusions--to create classic works of contemporary anxiety."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312424510
ISBN-10: 0312424515
Format: Paperback / softback
(213mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Emmanuel Carrere

Emmanuel Carrere is one of France's most critically acclaimed writers, author of several screenplays and novels, including "Class Trip & The Mustache, " as well as "The Adversary," a "New York Times" Notable Book of 2001. Carrere lives in Paris."

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