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Valis and Later Novels: A Maze of Death / Valis / the Divine Invasion / the Transmigration of Timothy Archer

Dick, Philip K.

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ISBN 10: 1598530445 / ISBN 13: 9781598530445
Published by Library of America, New York, 2009
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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849 pages, stated 1st printing, blue cloth hardcover, gilt title on spine, fine condition with ivory slipcase decorated with gilt design, silk ribbon page marker. No dust jacket issued. Record # 409776. Bookseller Inventory # 409776

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Title: Valis and Later Novels: A Maze of Death / ...

Publisher: Library of America, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: 1st Edition

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In 2007, Philip K. Dick: Four Novels of the 1960s became the fastest selling title in The Library of America's history. The 2008 companion volume, Five Novels of the1960s & 70s, broke series records for advance sales. Now comes a third and final volume gathering the best novels of Dick's final years, when religious revelation, always important in his work, became a dominant and irresistible theme.

In A Maze of Death (1970), a darkly speculative mystery that foreshadows Dick's final novels, colonists on the planet Delmak-O try to determine the nature of the God-or "Mentufacturer"-who plots their destiny. The late masterpiece VALIS (1981) is a novelistic reworking of "the events of 2-3-74," when Dick's life was transformed by what he believed was a mystical revelation. It is a harrowing self-portrait of a man torn between conflicting interpretations of what might be gnostic illumination or psychotic breakdown. The Divine Invasion (1981), a sequel to VALIS, is a powerful exploration of gnostic insight and its human consequences. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer (1982), Dick's last novel, is by turns theological thriller, roman à clef, and disenchanted portrait of late 1970s California life, based loosely on the controversial career of Bishop James Pike-a close friend and kindred spirit.

About the Author:

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was the author of 36 novels and more than 120 stories, including such celebrated works as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (the basis for the film Blade Runner). He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005.

Jonathan Lethem is the author Fortress of Solitude and many other novels and story collections.

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