“A nice and calamitous series of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and very good. The Exegesis
is this sort of publication linked to legends and madmen, yet Dick wasn’t a legend and he wasn’t mad. He lived between us, and used to be a genius.”—Jonathan Lethem
Based on millions of pages of typed and handwritten notes, magazine entries, letters, and tale sketches, The Exegesis of Philip okay. Dick is the excellent and innovative ultimate paintings of an writer who devoted his lifestyles to wondering the character of fact and belief, the malleability of house and time, and the connection among the human and the divine. Edited and brought through Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this is often the definitive presentation of Dick’s terrific, and epic, work.
In the Exegesis, Dick files his eight-year try to fathom what he known as “2-3-74,” a postmodern visionary adventure of the whole universe “transformed into information.” In entries that usually ran to 1000's of pages, in a freewheeling voice that levels via own confession, esoteric scholarship, dream money owed, and fictional fugues, Dick attempted to write down his manner into the guts of a cosmic secret that demonstrated his powers of mind's eye and invention to the limit.
This quantity, the end result of decades of transcription and archival learn, has been annotated through the editors and via a special crew of writers and students selected to supply a variety of perspectives into probably the most inconceivable and mind-altering manuscripts ever delivered to light.