Monday, November 7, 2011

The Lethem/Exegesis Juggernaut

In our continuing coverage of all things Exegetical, today we learn about the nationwide tour being mounted by Mr Jonathan Lethem as he promotes two new book projects due out tomorrow. If you're in NYC tonight, get thee to Lethem's appearance at Barnes and Nobles in Union Square at 7pm. The rest of the dates are as follows:

Mon 11/7: Manhattan, 7:00 pm

PKD Exegesis

Barnes & Noble Union Square, with PKD’s daughters, Isa Dick Hackett and Laura Leslie.

Tues 11/8: Brooklyn, 7:00 pm

The Ecstasy of Influence

Book Court, 163 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wed 11/9: Boston/Cambridge, 6:00 pm

The Ecstasy of Influence

Harvard Bookstore, Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA

Monday 11/14: Los Angeles, 7:00 pm

PKD Exegesis

Central Library, LA Library ALOUD SERIES: Panel discussion with co-editors Jonathan Lethem and Pamela Jackson, and PKD’s daughters, Isa Dick Hackett and Laura Leslie. Moderated by David L. Ulin, book critic, Los Angeles Times.

Tues 11/15: Pasadena, 7:00 pm

The Ecstasy of Influence

Vromans, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

Mon 11/21: Corte Madera, CA, 7:00 pm

The Ecstasy of Influence

Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd

Tues 11/22: Berkeley, 7:30 pm

PKD Exegesis

Moe's Books, with Laura Leslie, PKD’s daughter

Exciting stuff! I hope you can make it. Lethem really made the Exegesis happens and it is a beautiful book that is going to get people talking.


MDK said...

Thanks for the info, David. Jonathan has done a phenomenal job, indeed. This must be exciting for him and Phil's daughters, Isa and Laura. Too bad they aren't coming to Pittsburgh.

Anonymous said...

Sounds amazing, wish I wasn't stuck living in the south...someone should film the talks and put it online.

ZenWoman said...

That's a GREAT idea... filming the talks. I'm sure the Trust could work out something, couldn't they, to sell them? Gill, put a bug in an ear ;)

Richard Doyle said...

Great Blog! I do hope someone will film or record the talks. As you know. David, there was a whole swarm of people involved in the editing and annotating, though our work was dwarfed by that of Pamela and Jonathan. There were scholarts and students involved in some of the work, and reading The Exegesis together was quite an experience. I gave a talk based on my experiences with the Exegesis project last week here in Central PA. It's available here:

As the excellent Lethem/Jackson intro to the published volume of the Exegesis makes clear, this is only the beginning: transcribing, annotating, tagging, interpreting and organizing the rest of it is a job for, devoted to the online publicatiion and crowd sourcing of the Exegesis.