The Exegesis of Philip K Dick

The Exegesis of Philip K Dick

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Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick's brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called q2-3-74q, a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe qtransformed into informationq. In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick's life and work.What was true 10 seconds ago is not true now (the dialectic flip-flops which generate their negations instantly). ... in any given nanosecond, in what actually is an ultra ephemeral morphos: comes into being and passes away, comes into being and passes away again elsewhere, like a .... The Tibetan Book of the Dead tells the truth and yet we misread it because it says, a€œThese are instructions to the dead.

Title:The Exegesis of Philip K Dick
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-04-19

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