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Valis by  Philip K Dick - Signed First Edition - from James M. Dourgarian, Bookman (SKU: JD33259)

Valis

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Valis

by Dick, Philip K

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About This Item

first edition. Surrey, Kerosina Books, 1987, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover.

With publisher's slipcase, a novel, with an afterword by Kim Stanley Robinson, No. 179 of 250 specially bound copies Signed by Robinson, together with Cosmogony and Cosmology, a separate book by Dick , with an introduction by Paul Williams, issued without dust jacket, also published in 1987 by Kerosina Books, also No. 179, being one of 325 hardcover copies to be distributed with Valis. Fine, unread.

Synopsis

“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.

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Bookseller
James M. Dourgarian, Bookman US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
JD33259
Title
Valis
Author
Dick, Philip K
Book condition
Used
Edition
first edition
Binding
Hardcover

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