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Bibliografia

Bibliografia

Butler, Andrew M.

2000a Philip K. Dick: The Pocket Essential, Londres, Pocket Essentials.

Davis, Erik

1998 Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information, Nova Iorque, Three Rivers Press.

Dick, PhilipK.

1952 «The Skull», If, Setembro de 1952, repub. in Beyond Lies the Wub: The Collected Short Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume1, Grafton e Londres, Millennium/Gollancz, pp. 47-65.

1957 The Cosmic Puppets, Londres, Voyager/Harper-Collins, 1998.

1962 The Man in the High Castle, Nova Iorque, Vintage, 1992.

1967a Counter-Clock World, Londres, Voyager/Harper Collins, 2002.

1967b «Faith of our Fathers», in Ellison, Harlan (org.), Dangerous Visions, Nova Iorque, Doubleday, 1967, repub. in We Can Remember it for You Wholesale: The Collected Short Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume 5, Londres, Millennium/Gollancz, 2000, pp. 197-222.

1969 Ubik, in Philip K. Dick: Five Great Novels, Londres, Gollancz, 2004, pp. 495-647.

1974 Flowmy Tears, the Policeman Said, Londres, Gollancz, 2001.

1981 VALIS, Londres, Gollancz, 2003.

1982a The Divine Invasion, Nova Iorque, Vintage, 1991.

1982b The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, Nova Iorque, Vintage, 1991.

1985 Radio Free Albemuth, Londres,Voyager/Harper Collins,1999.

DiTommaso, Lorenzo

1999 «Redemption in Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle», Science Fiction Studies, n.º 77 (vol. 26, pt. 1), Greencastle (IN), SF-TH/DePauw University, Março de 1999, pp. 91-119.

Jackson, Pamela Renee

1999 The World Philip K. Dick Made, tese de doutoramento em Retórica orientada por Marianne Constable, Berkeley(CA), University of California a tBerkeley, 194pp. policopiadas.

Robinson, Kim Stanley

1984 The Novels of Philip K. Dick, Ann Arbor (MI), UMI Research Press, 1984 (edição revista da tese de doutoramento em Literatura Inglesa com o mesmo título e orientada por George Slusser, University of California at San Diego, 1982).

Sutin, Lawrence

1989 Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick, Secaucus (NJ), Carol Publishing, 1991.



[1] Ou não tivesse Norbert Wiener escrito também contos de ficção científica, e declarado, talvez jocosamente, ser descendente do mítico rabino Loew, que na lenda se fez pai do Golem.

[2] Por ser essa a versão da Bíblia a que Philip K. Dick sempre se reporta, e não por desprezo de qualquer das traduções portuguesas, reproduzimos essa passagem tal como consta da King James Version: «When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. / For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. (1 Cor, 13 : 11-12)

[3] The Stones Rejected foi também o working title da novela (escrita em parceria com Ray Nelson) posteriormente renomeada como The Ganymede Takeover, o que pode ser tomado como mais uma prova do fascínio de K. Dick com diversas passagens bíblicas.

[4] Mais um exemplo: a personagem que é o «homem do castelo alto», Hawthorne (como Nathaniel Hawthorne?) Abendsen (como a coruja de Minerva?), é o autor dum livro de ficção em que os Aliados vencem a II Guerra Mundial (invertendo a premissa desta novela de Dick), e esse livro intitula-se, numa alusão a Eclesiastes 12: 5, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy.

[5] Eis um exemplo das suas descrições, neste caso numa carta escrita em Julho desse ano a uma amiga pessoal: «Then (…) while lying in bed unable to sleep for the fifth night in a row, […] I suddenly began seeing whirling lights which moved away at such a fast speed – and were instantly replaced – that they forced me into total wakefulness. For almost eight hours I continued to see these frightening vortexes of light, if that’s the word; they spun around and around, and moved away at incredible speed. What was most painful was the rapidity of my thoughts, which seemed to synchronize with the lights; […]. One week later, under similar circumstances,I began at night to see light once more. But this time quite different […].
This
time I saw perfectly formed modern abstract paintings, which I later identified from art books as being of the type Kandinsky developed. There were literally hundreds of thousands of them; they replaced each other at dazzling speed (…) I did recognize the styles of Paul Klee and one or two of Picasso’s various periods. […] Working by myself, in a total vacuum, with no background or experience or knowledge, I had only my hunches to go on.» (Philip K. Dick, carta a Louise Zimmerman, datada de 25 de Julho de 1974, cit. in Sutin, 1989, p. 213)

[6] Contrariando a prática, comum até às cartas de teor pessoal, de dactilografar directamente (e a grande velocidade).

[7] «These realizations came to me not as speculation or even as logical deduction, but as insights presented by me by the sympathetic AI operator at work at my station. She was making me aware of that which man had ceased to understand: his role and place in the system of things. […] Over the ages God had played a great game for the relief of this planet, but lifting the siege had still not been accomplished. Earth was still an unlit button on the exchange board of the intergalactic communications network.» (idem, p. 152)

[8] Na verdade 4, se a elas acrescentarmos Kevin e David: Phil, Kevin e David, isto é, PKD.

[9] Um deus bastante peculiar, que, embora não se confunda – de início – com o demiurgo do mundo material segundo uma interpretação gnóstica (a bête noire de The Divine Invasion é um outro deus, Belial), tem algo de trickster: uma das formas que tem de ocupar o tempo é interferir com o equipamento electrónico de Herb Asher.

[10] «[Angel] “Maybe the scholars and translators will find some of this anokhi.”

[Timothy] “Find God”, he echoed, to himself.

“Find it growing. A root or a tree.”

“Why do you say that? He seemed angry. “What would make you say that?”

“Bread has to be made out of something. You can’t eat bread unless it’s made from something.”

“Jesus was speaking metaphorically. He did not mean literal bread.”

“Maybe he didn’t, but the Zadokites apparently did.”



 
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