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The divine madness of Philip K. Dick, Kyle Arnold

Label
The divine madness of Philip K. Dick
Title
The divine madness of Philip K. Dick
Statement of responsibility
Kyle Arnold
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Widely recognized as one of the most imaginative writers of the 20th century, Philip K. Dick helped to shape science fiction into the popular genre it is today. His stories, renowned for their sophisticated philosophical themes and startling portrayals of simulated realities, inspired numerous television and film adaptations, including the 1982 cult classic Blade Runner. Dick's personal life took on an otherwordly quality when, in 1974, he famously had a series of bizarre visions. According to Dick, a pink light beamed psychic information into his brain, awakening memories of a past life as an ancient Christian revolutionary and granting him contact with time-traveling extraterrestrials. He witnessed scenes from ancient Rome superimposed over his California neighborhood, and warned local police he was a dangerous machine programmed to self-destruct. After the visions faded, Philip K. Dick spent the rest of his life trying to fathom the meaning of what he called his "divine madness." Was it schizophrenia? Or a genuine religious experience? In The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick, clinical psychologist Kyle Arnold probes the fascinating mystery of Dick's heart and mind, and shows readers how early traumas opened Dick to profound spiritual experiences while also predisposing him toward drug dependency and violence. Disputing the myth that Dick had schizophrenia, Arnold contends that Dick's well-known paranoia was caused by his addiction to speed. Despite Dick's paranoia, his divine madness was not a sign of mental illness, but a powerful spiritual experience conveyed in the images of science fiction.--Amazon.com
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arnold, Kyle
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3554.I3
LC item number
Z545 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Inner Lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dick, Philip K.
  • Dick, Philip K.
  • Science fiction, American
  • Psychology and literature
  • Dick, Philip K
  • Families
  • Psychology
  • Psychology and literature
  • Science fiction, American
Label
The divine madness of Philip K. Dick, Kyle Arnold
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
2-3-74 -- Die messages -- Retreat syndrome -- Beetle Satori -- Double -- Counterfeit burglary -- The pink light -- The Exegesis: Living information -- Aftermath: Null metanoia -- Divine madness
Control code
919252821
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780199743254
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015033239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919252821
Label
The divine madness of Philip K. Dick, Kyle Arnold
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
2-3-74 -- Die messages -- Retreat syndrome -- Beetle Satori -- Double -- Counterfeit burglary -- The pink light -- The Exegesis: Living information -- Aftermath: Null metanoia -- Divine madness
Control code
919252821
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780199743254
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015033239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)919252821

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