"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 wasnt a legend and he wasnt mad. He lived among us, and was a genius."Jonathan LethemBy reading the social version of Exegesis you can:*Enjoy the hundreds of existing annotations from 10 PKD experts in an easy and comfortable UI *Start and join discussions with other PKD fans and experts*Share your thoughts with other readers through annotations, comments, questions and answers*Receive updates on Exegesis and PKD through the dedicated news section*Share your thoughts and the experts comments on FacebookBased 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 Dicks 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 Dicks life and work. BookPulse enables the community to add layers of additional information within the book, to engage in discussions with other readers and to connect with the editor and the author of the book.For more information on the BookPulse platform see www.bookpulse.com
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