The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

  • by Philip K. Dick, Pamela Jackson (editor), Jonathan Lethem (editor)
  • Narrated by Fred Stella
  • 52 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

“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)


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Self indulgent drivel

I am really sorry but after forcing myself to listen through sixteen hours of this self indulgent drivel I am forced to admit defeat and can stomach no more. If Dick's answer to life the universe and everything provided pointers for other human beings then maybe it might be worthy of completion.But these ramblings do nothing to enlighten the reader. In fact they simply provoke the response "for God sake haven't you figured it out yet!" Dick goes around in circles never realising the real importance of the event was that it wasn't important. The real significance of the event happening to him was, he isn't individually important. I can think of better uses for the RAM in my iPod! DELETE...
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio