The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

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Number of Pages
976
Publication year
2011
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According to tens of thousands of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and narrative sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the glorious and imaginative ultimate job of a writer who committed his lifetime questioning the nature of perception and reality, the malleability of time and space, and the association between the individual and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this is going to be the definitive demonstration of Dick's brilliant, and epic, closing work. From The Exegesis, Dick records his eight-year effort to fathom what he called"2-3-74," a postmodern visionary experience of the full world"transformed into data." In entries that occasionally ran into hundreds of webpages, Dick attempted to compose his way to the core of a cosmic puzzle that analyzed his powers of creativity and innovation to the limitation, including to, revising, and shedding theory after theory, mixing in fantasies and visionary adventures as they happened, and pulling it all together in three overdue books called the VALIS trilogy. Within this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem function as manuals, carrying the reader through the entire Exegesis and establishing relations with minutes in Dick's work and life. "A fantastic and calamitous string of discussions with the world: poignant, frightening, foolish, and vibrant. The Exegesis is the type of book connected with legends and madmen, but Dick was not a legend and that he was not mad. He lived among uswas a genius" --Jonathan Lethem

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