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Valis

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547601342
Genre : Fiction
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“Dick is one of the ten best American writers of the twentieth century, which is saying a lot. Dick was a kind of Kafka steeped in LSD and rage.”—Roberto Bolaño What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick’s ground-breaking novel, and the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy, or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world. VALIS is essential reading for any true Philip K. Dick fan, a novel that Roberto Bolaño called “more disturbing than any novel by [Carson] McCullers.” By the end, like Dick himself, you will be left wondering what is real, what is fiction, and just what the price is for divine inspiration.

Valis And Later Novels

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ISBN : 1598530496
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The Valis Trilogy

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547867731
Genre : Fiction
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This e-book only edition brings together the three novels of Philip K. Dick's VALIS trilogy. VALIS What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking novel, the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy, or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world. The Divine Invasion God is not dead, he has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and convinces him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. As the middlie novel of Dick's VALIS trilogy, The Divine Invasion plays a pivotal role in answering the questions raised by the first novel, expanding that world while exploring just how much anyone can really know -- even God himself. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer The final book in the VALIS trilogy, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer brings the author’s search for the identity and nature of God to a close. The novel follows Bishop Timothy Archer as he travels to Israel, ostensibly to examine ancient scrolls bearing the words of Christ. But, more importantly, this leads him to examine the decisions he made during his life and how they may have contributed to the suicide of his mistress and son.

In Pursuit Of Valis

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : UOM:39015024971445
Genre : Fiction
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Excerpts from the late science fiction writer's personal journal include autobiographical material as well as discussions of mystical experiences, philosophical speculation, comments on his fictional works, and plot outlines

Philip K Dick

Author : Christopher Palmer
ISBN : 0853236283
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Once solely the possession of fans and buffs, the SF author Philip K Dick is now finding a much wider audience, as the success of the films Blade Runner and Minority Report shows. The kind of world he predicted in his funny and frightening novels and stories is coming closer to most of us: shifting realities, unstable relations, uncertain moralities. Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern examines a wide range of Dick's work, including his short stories and posthumously published realist novels. Christopher Palmer analyzes the puzzling and dazzling effects of Dick's fiction, and argues that at its heart is a clash between exhilarating possibilities of transformation, and a frightening lack of ethical certainties. Dick's work is seen as the inscription of his own historical predicament, the clash between humanism and postmodernism being played out in the complex forms of the fiction. The problem is never resolved, but Dick's ways of imagining it become steadily more ingenious and challenging.

The Transmigration Of Timothy Archer

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9781473206694
Genre : Fiction
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Episcopal bishop Timothy Archer is haunted by the suicides of his son and mistress and must cope with the implications of the discovery of a religious artefact. These events drive him into a quest for the identity of Christ. THE TRANSMIGRATION OF TIMOTHY ARCHER is Philip K Dick's last completed novel and a learned, moving investigation of the paradoxes of belief.

Sacred Realism

Author : Noël Maureen Valis
ISBN : 9780300152340
Genre : History
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In this thoughtful and compelling book, leading Spanish literature scholar Noël Valis re-examines the role of Catholicism in the modern Spanish novel. While other studies of fiction and faith have focused largely on religious themes, Sacred Realism views the religious impulse as a crisis of modernity: a fundamental catalyst in the creative and moral development of Spanish narrative.

La Trilogia Di Valis

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9788834723043
Genre : Fiction
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Chi o cos’è Valis? È un’imperscrutabile entità intelligente che vive nello spazio? O forse un meccanismo, una formula o, ancora, un essere vivente vero e proprio, che emana uno sconvolgente flusso di informazioni sulla natura dell’universo? Nella ricerca di verità supreme, Valis pone il lettore di fronte a una serie di folgoranti interrogativi: cosa rappresentano la realtà e il divino? Esistono davvero oppure sono semplici invenzioni della nostra mente? In Divina invasione, un dio alieno tenta di stabilire un contatto con i terrestri come mai è accaduto prima: invia sulla Terra il proprio figlio, privo di memoria. Ma una presenza sovrannaturale è capace di impregnare di sé l’universo: l’ennesima, efficacissima variazione dickiana sul tema della realtà-divinità nella quale gli uomini si dibattono. La trasmigrazione di Timothy Archer ruota attorno alla vita dissoluta del vescovo Archer, attraverso l’impietoso giudizio della controparte femminile che scetticamente partecipa alla sua ricerca della verità metafisica, decidendo infine di abbandonarlo al proprio destino.

The Divine Invasion

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547601199
Genre : Fiction
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God is not dead, he has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and convinces him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. Featuring virtual reality, parallel worlds, and interstellar travel, The Divine Invasion blends philosophy and adventure in a way few authors can achieve. As the middle novel of Dick’s VALIS trilogy, The Divine Invasion plays a pivotal role in answering the questions raised by the first novel, expanding that world while exploring just how much anyone can really know—even God himself.

Philip K Dick

Author : Lejla Kucukalic
ISBN : 9781135896652
Genre : Fiction
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Kucukalic looks beyond the received criticism and stereotypes attached to Philip K. Dick and his work and shows, using a wealth of primary documents including previously unpublished letters and interviews, that Philip K. Dick is a serious and relevant philosophical and cultural thinker whose writing offer us important insights into contemporary digital culture. Evaluating five novels that span Dick's career--from Martian Time Slip (1964) to Valis (1981)--Kucukalic explores the the intersections of identity, narrative, and technology in order to ask two central, but uncharted "Dickian" questions: What is reality? and What is human?

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