Aaron J. French’s LETTERS FROM THE EDGE: ‘PKD’s Botched Initiation…Or Was It?’

Exegesis Definition: Critical explanation or analysis, especially of a religious text.   On February 20th of 1974, while Philip K. Dick (hereafter PKD) was recovering from a visit to the dentist where he had an impacted wisdom tooth removed and had been administered sodium pentothal, he roused from sleep to answer a call at his front… Continue reading Aaron J. French’s LETTERS FROM THE EDGE: ‘PKD’s Botched Initiation…Or Was It?’

Aaron J. French’s LETTERS FROM THE EDGE: ‘Fantastic Realism in Literature’

  “…the marvelous and the actual have contracted an astonishing alliance in the modern mind.” — The Morning of the Magicians   With reference to visual art, “fantastic realism” has a separate though connected relationship to literature via a movement of artists in Vienna in 1946, known collectively as the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism.… Continue reading Aaron J. French’s LETTERS FROM THE EDGE: ‘Fantastic Realism in Literature’