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Laurence A. Rickels

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816666652

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.001.0001

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Endopsychic Allegories

Endopsychic Allegories

(p.19) Endopsychic Allegories
I Think I Am

Laurence A. Rickels

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter offers a reading of five novels by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick: Radio Free Albemuth, Valis, The Divine Invasion, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, and Confessions of a Crap Artist. The Valis trilogy—Valis, The Divine Invasion, and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer—breaks and keeps apart the metabolic or generic phases originally mixed up in Radio Free Albemuth, Dick’s first attempt to give form to his 1974 breakthrough and summary perceptions. The chapter examines the endopsychic allegories that are evident in all five novels. It considers endopsychic perception and how it drives or meets half way Sigmund Freud’s work of analogy in the theorization of the transference, a work commensurate with that of mourning, through which the psyche builds up to or through our ongoing technologization.

Keywords:   novels, science fiction, Philip K. Dick, Radio Free Albemuth, Valis, The Divine Invasion, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, endopsychic allegories, transference, technologization

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