I Am Alive and You Are Dead

Emmanuel Carrere, Author, Timothy Bent, Translator Metropolitan Books $26 (336p) ISBN 978-0-8050-5464-4
French screenwriter and novelist Emmanuel Carrere (The Adversary) relies heavily on analysis of the novels of SF giant Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) in his painful and unconventional biography, I Am Alive and You Are Dead: A Journey into the Mind of Philip K. Dick, translated by Timothy Bent. Carrere portrays Dick as a Cold War Don Quixote, flailing at the totalitarianism he suspected was taking over 1950s-1960s America. Aimed at hardcore Dick fans, it's a powerful treatment of a difficult subject. Agent, Fran ois Samuelson Intertalent.
Reviewed on: 06/01/2004
Release date: 06/01/2004
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Paperback - 336 pages - 978-0-312-42451-0
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