La Svastica Sul Sole Un Caso Di Storia Controfattuale

Author: Tomas Bolettino
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ISBN: 8899565481
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Il volume propone un’analisi in termini narratologici del romanzo di Philip K. Dick La svastica sul sole, sottolineando come l’opera in questione non solo sia un ottimo prodotto di fantascienza, ma anche come possa funzionare in termini di storia controfattuale tramite l’analisi di eventi storici, reali e del romanzo e le loro relazioni semiotiche, permettendo di evidenziare come la narrazione presenti un mondo alternativo ma che “avrebbe potuto essere”. Indice: RingraziamentiPrefazioneIntroduzioneLe premesse teoriche Semantica dei mondi possibiliCooperazione interpretativaStoria controfattuale e letteraturaUn mondo controfattuale: L’Universo dello Specchio di Star Trek Philip K. Dick e i mondi alternativi Wn e W(-n) I mondi alternativi nella poetica dickianaLa struttura di WnI fatti storici in W(-n) Controfattualità e accessibilità tra i tre mondi Plausibilità storica degli eventi di Wn e W(-n)Plausibilità dei personaggi storici: Roosevelt e HitlerL’accessibilità come evento del romanzoIl sequel del romanzo: un interessante accenno alla Nebenwelt La Svastica sul Sole e la poetica di Philip K. DickBibliografia

La Svastica Sul Sole

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Fanucci Editore
ISBN: 8834717694
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Le forze dell’Asse hanno vinto la seconda guerra mondiale e l’America è divisa in due parti, l’una asservita al Reich, l’altra ai Giapponesi. Sul resto del mondo incombe una realtà da incubo: il credo della superiorità razziale ariana è dilagato a tal punto da togliere ogni volontà o possibilità di riscatto. L’Africa è ridotta a un deserto, vittima di una soluzione radicale di sterminio, mentre in Europa l’Italia ha preso le briciole e i Nazisti dalle loro rampe di lancio si preparano a inviare razzi su Marte e bombe atomiche sul Giappone. Sulla costa occidentale degli Stati Uniti i Giapponesi sono ossessionati dagli oggetti del folklore e della cultura americana, mentre gli sconfitti sono protagonisti di piccoli e grandi eventi. E l’intera situazione è orchestrata da due libri: il millenario I Ching, l’oracolo della saggezza cinese, e il best-seller del momento, vietato in tutti i paesi del Reich, un testo secondo il quale l’Asse sarebbe stato sconfitto dagli Alleati...

The Man In The High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick
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ISBN: 9780575082052
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It is 1962 and the Second World War has been over for seventeen years: people have now had a chance to adjust to the new order. But it's not been easy. The Mediterranean has been drained to make farmland, the population of Africa has virtually been wiped out and America has been divided between the Nazis and the Japanese. In the neutral buffer zone that divides the two superpowers lives the man in the high castle, the author of an underground bestseller, a work of fiction that offers an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers didn't win the war. The novel is a rallying cry for all those who dream of overthrowing the occupiers. But could it be more than that? Subtle, complex and beautifully characterized, The Man in the High Castle remains the finest alternative world novel ever written, and a work of profundity and significance.

Fatherland

Author: Robert Harris
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061006629
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Twenty years after Germany's victory in World War II, while the entire country prepares for the U.S. president's visit, Berlin Detective Xavier March attempts to solve the murder of a high-ranking Nazi commander. Reprint.

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345508556
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A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They’ve even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. Praise for Philip K. Dick “The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world.”—John Brunner “A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet.”—The New York Times “[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from.”—Rolling Stone

The Sound Of His Horn

Author: Sarban
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ISBN: 9781515425274
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The Simulacra

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547572506
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A disparate group of characters are brought together on a ravaged Earth and must contend with an underclass that's starting to ask too many questions.

Vulcan S Hammer

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547725787
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After the twentieth century’s devastating series of wars, the world’s governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs. Ensuring that peace is the Vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people don’t like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the Vulcan is taking the place of God. As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the Vulcan computer has its own plans, plans that might not include humanity at all.

Galactic Pot Healer

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547999542
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A powerful and enigmatic alien recruits humans and aliens to help it restore a sunken cathedral in this touching and hilarious novel. Sometimes even gods need help. In Galactic Pot-Healer that god is an alien creature known as The Glimmung, which looks alternately like a flaming wheel, a teenage girl, and a swirling mass of ocean life. In order to raise a sunken city, he summons beings from across the galaxy to Plowman’s Planet. Joe Fernwright is one of those summoned, needed for his skills at pot-healing—repairing broken ceramics. But from the moment Joe arrives on Plowman’s Planet, things start to go awry. Told as only Philip K. Dick can, Galactic Pot-Healer is a wildly funny tale of aliens, gods, and ceramics.

Electric Dreams

Author: Philip K. Dick
Editor: Orion
ISBN: 9781473223288
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Based on the stories contained in this volume, the ten-part anthology series, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams is written and executive produced by Emmy-nominated Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander) and Michael Dinner (Justified, Masters of Sex), with Oscar nominated Bryan Cranston (Trumbo, Breaking Bad) both executive producing and appearing in the series. Each episode will be a sharp, thrilling standalone drama adapted and contemporised for global audiences by a creative team of British and American writers. The series will both illustrate Philip K. Dick's prophetic vision and celebrate the enduring appeal of the prized Sci-Fi novelist's work. Other guest stars include Janelle Morae, Anna paquin, Timothy Spall and Benedict Wong. The ten stories included are: THE HANGING STANGER, THE COMMUTER, THE FATHER-THING, EXHIBIT PIECE, IMPOSSIBLE PLANET, SALES PITCH, FOSTER YOU'RE DEAD, THE HOOD MAKER, HOLY QUARREL, IF THERE WERE NO BENNY CEMOLI, AUTOFAC and HUMAN IS