I don't think we know we are in this song
An appreciation of David Bowie's alien glamorous life...
Pam Thurschwell is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Sussex, and the author of Literature, Technology and Magical Thinking, 1880–1920 (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and Sigmund Freud (Routledge Press, 2000). She is currently working on a book called Keep your Back to the Future: Adolescent Time Travel across the 20th Century. She likes to write about pop music whenever she can.