The essay analyzes the emergence of suburbs in the post-World War Two American West, as described in Philip K. Dick's numerous realist novels written in the 1950s, mostly published posthumously. Notwithstanding conflicts and imperfections, throughout Dick's work (science fiction included) the early Fifties left their mark as the memory of a time of troubled healing and community-building after the traumatic collective experience of the war.

Philip K. Dick's Suburban Jeremiad

PROIETTI, Salvatore
2015

Abstract

The essay analyzes the emergence of suburbs in the post-World War Two American West, as described in Philip K. Dick's numerous realist novels written in the 1950s, mostly published posthumously. Notwithstanding conflicts and imperfections, throughout Dick's work (science fiction included) the early Fifties left their mark as the memory of a time of troubled healing and community-building after the traumatic collective experience of the war.
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American literature, Philip Dick, Realist novel
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