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The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick (Signed First Edition)

Dick, Philip K. (author); Jonathen Letham (Editor); Pamela jackson (editor)

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ISBN 10: 0547549253 / ISBN 13: 9780547549255
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (New York), 2011
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First Edition. First printing. Hardbound. BRAND NEW. Very Fine in a very fine dust jacket. A tight clean copy, new and unread. With mylar dust jacket wrapper. Smoke-free. SIGNED by Jonathan Lethem on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 11-2015-Signed1

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Title: The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick (Signed First...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (New York)

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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“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 is the definitive presentation of Dick’s brilliant, and epic, 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, in a freewheeling voice that ranges through personal confession, esoteric scholarship, dream accounts, and fictional fugues, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit.

This volume, the culmination of many years of transcription and archival research, has been annotated by the editors and by a unique group of writers and scholars chosen to offer a range of views into one of the most improbable and mind-altering manuscripts ever brought to light.

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One day the contents of my mind moved faster and faster until they ceased being concepts and became percepts. I did not have concepts about the world but perceived it without preconception or even intellectual comprehension. It then resembled the world of "UBIK." As if all the contents of one s mind, if fused, became suddenly alive, a living entity, which took off within one s head, on its own, saw in its own superior way, without regard to what you had ever learned or seen or known. The principle of emergence, as when nonliving matter becomes living. As if information (thought concepts) when pushed to their limit became metamorphosed into something alive."

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