The Exegesis of Philip K Dick

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575132450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 944

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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 "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.

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Author: Tessa B Dick M a

Publisher: N.A



Page: 78

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Exploration of the Exegesis, with emphasis on Gnosticism and Dualism. How Philip K. Dick's 1974 visions arose from a lifetime of experiences of and speculation about paranormal and religious matters. This work in progress will cover some of Dick's novels, many of his speculations, and his experience of organized harassment in the early 1970s.

In Pursuit of Valis

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Underwood Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 8105

The World According to Philip K. Dick

Author: A. Dunst,S. Schlensag

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137414596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

View: 7350

As the first essay collection dedicated to Philip K. Dick in two decades, this volume breaks new ground in science fiction scholarship and brings innovative critical perspectives to the study of one of the twentieth century's most influential authors.

Second Variety and Other Stories

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: 谷月社


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 6220

SECOND VARIETY The claws were bad enough in the first place—nasty, crawling little death-robots. But when they began to imitate their creators, it was time for the human race to make peace—if it could! The Russian soldier made his way nervously up the ragged side of the hill, holding his gun ready. He glanced around him, licking his dry lips, his face set. From time to time he reached up a gloved hand and wiped perspiration from his neck, pushing down his coat collar. Eric turned to Corporal Leone. “Want him? Or can I have him?” He adjusted the view sight so the Russian’s features squarely filled the glass, the lines cutting across his hard, somber features. Leone considered. The Russian was close, moving rapidly, almost running. “Don’t fire. Wait.” Leone tensed. “I don’t think we’re needed.” The Russian increased his pace, kicking ash and piles of debris out of his way. He reached the top of the hill and stopped, panting, staring around him. The sky was overcast, drifting clouds of gray particles. Bare trunks of trees jutted up occasionally; the ground was level and bare, rubble-strewn, with the ruins of buildings standing out here and there like yellowing skulls. The Russian was uneasy. He knew something was wrong. He started down the hill. Now he was only a few paces from the bunker. Eric was getting fidgety. He played with his pistol, glancing at Leone. “Don’t worry,” Leone said. “He won’t get here. They’ll take care of him.” “Are you sure? He’s got damn far.” “They hang around close to the bunker. He’s getting into the bad part. Get set!” The Russian began to hurry, sliding down the hill, his boots sinking into the heaps of gray ash, trying to keep his gun up. He stopped for a moment, lifting his fieldglasses to his face. “He’s looking right at us,” Eric said.


Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547572417

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 5113

The first book in Philip K. Dick's final trilogy (followed by The Divine Invasion andThe Transmigration of Timothy Archer), VALIS encapsulates many of the themes that Dick was obsessed with over the course of his career. A disorienting and bleakly funny novel,VALIS (which stands for Vast Active Living Intelligence System) is about a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip Dick); the hidden mysteries of Gnostic Christianity; and reality as revealed through a pink laser.VALIS is a theological detective story, in which God is both a missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime. Taking place in the same universe as Dick's soon-to-be-published Exegesis,VALIS is a dense novel, but one that is absolutely essential to understanding the author's off-kilter worldview. Much like Dick himself, the reader is left wondering what is real, what is fiction, and what the price is for divine inspiration.

The Philip K. Dick Collection

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537145006


Page: 328

View: 7447

This Collection includes Twenty Short stories of Science Fiction by Philip K. Dick first published during 1952-1954. Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 - March 2, 1982) was an American writer, whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological and political themes in novels with plots dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. In his later works, Dick's thematic focus tended to reflect his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his life experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences in novels such as "A Scanner Darkly" and "VALIS". Later in life, he wrote non-fiction on philosophy, theology, the nature of reality, and science. This material was published posthumously as "The Exegesis". The following tales are included in this Collection: * The Crystal Crypt * Beyond the Door * The Gun * Beyond Lies the Wub * The Skull * The Defenders * Second Variety * The Variable Man * Mr. Spaceship * The Eyes Have It * Piper in the Woods * Adjustment Team * The Hanging Stranger * Tony and the Beetles * The Golden Man * Of Withered Apples * Shell Game * Exhibit Piece * Sales Pitch * Breakfast At Twilight *

Philip K. Dick

Author: David Sandner,Donald E. Palumbo,C.W. Sullivan III

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476677891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

View: 3766

Philip K. Dick was a visionary writer of science fiction. His works speak to contemporary fears of being continually watched by technology, and the paranoia of modern life in which we watch ourselves and lose our sense of identity. Since his death in 1982, Dick's writing remain frighteningly relevant to 21st century audiences. Dick spent his life in near poverty and it was only after his death that he gained popular and critical recognition. In this new collection of essays, interviews, and talks, Philip K Dick is rediscovered. Concentrating both on recent critical studies and on reassessing his legacy in light of his new status as a "major American author," these essays explore, just what happened culturally and critically to precipitate his extraordinary rise in reputation. The essays look for his traces in the places he lived, in the SF community he came from, and in his influence on contemporary American literature and culture, and beyond.