Worlds Built to Fall Apart: Versions of Philip K. Dick

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$32.40
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
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176
Dimensions
5.55 X 8.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781517914615

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About the Author

David Lapoujade is professor of philosophy at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, whose numerous books include The Lesser Existences: Étienne Souriau, an Aesthetics for the Virtual and Powers of Time: Versions of Bergson (both from Minnesota).

Erik Beranek is a writer and editor and has translated works by Jacques Rancière, Étienne Souriau, Michel Foucault, and David Lapoujade.

Reviews

"Philip K. Dick was not a philosopher, but his novels and other writings pose deep philosophical questions. In this elegant volume, David Lapoujade explores the many worlds that Dick so prodigiously makes and then unmakes. Lapoujade maps the twists and turns of Dick's delirious logic, ever in search of a higher sanity."--Steven Shaviro, author of Fluid Futures: Science Fiction and Potentiality

"Reading Philip K. Dick seriously as a more-than-accidental philosopher, David Lapoujade illuminates connections between his novels, stories, interviews, and 'exegetical' writings with fluid grace, producing a cascade of insights even for those of us who've been reading Dick for decades. What's more, an adept translation and introductory remarks by Erik Beranek makes this book an entrance into Lapoujade's own lineage, through William James, Gilles Deleuze, and Étienne Souriau."--Jonathan Lethem, coeditor of The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick