Coverart for item
The Resource The exegesis of Philip K. Dick, edited by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem ; Erik Davis, annotations editor

The exegesis of Philip K. Dick, edited by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem ; Erik Davis, annotations editor

Label
The exegesis of Philip K. Dick
Title
The exegesis of Philip K. Dick
Statement of responsibility
edited by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem ; Erik Davis, annotations editor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "'A great and calamitous sequence of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and brilliant. The Exegesis is the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasn't a legend and he wasn't mad. He lived among us, and was a genius.'--Jonathan Lethem. 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 "2-3-74," a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information." 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."--
  • "Preserved in typed and hand-written notes and journal entries, letters and story sketches, Philip K. Dick's Exegesis 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. The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick will make this tantalizing work available to the public for the first time in an annotated two-volume abridgement. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick's brilliant, and epic, final work"--
Summary
Based on thousands of personal notes, letters, and other written sources, a definitive presentation of the late author's unpublished masterwork offers insight into his exploration of the nature of reality and the relationship between humanity and the divine
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10016541
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dick, Philip K
Dewey number
818/.5407
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jackson, Pamela
  • Lethem, Jonathan
  • Davis, Erik
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dick, Philip K.
  • Dick, Philip K.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • Dick, Philip K.
Target audience
adult
Label
The exegesis of Philip K. Dick, edited by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem ; Erik Davis, annotations editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Control code
ocn709669831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 944 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780547549255
Lccn
2011028561
Other physical details
ill., facsims.
System control number
(OCoLC)709669831
Label
The exegesis of Philip K. Dick, edited by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem ; Erik Davis, annotations editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Control code
ocn709669831
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 944 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780547549255
Lccn
2011028561
Other physical details
ill., facsims.
System control number
(OCoLC)709669831

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
    • Southeast BranchBorrow it
      5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd., Austin, TX, 78744, US
      30.1876256 -97.7419319
    • St. John Branch Borrow it
      7500 Blessing Ave., Austin, TX, 78752, US
      30.3328231 -97.6937014
    • Twin Oaks Branch Borrow it
      1800 S. Fifth St., Austin, TX, 78704, US
      30.2486884 -97.76239749999999
    • Yarborough BranchBorrow it
      2200 Hancock Dr., Austin, TX, 78756, US
      30.3234684 -97.74072129999999
Processing Feedback ...