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Lemography:  Stanislaw Lem in the Eyes of the World

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Lemography: Stanislaw Lem in the Eyes of the World

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Author: Peter Swirski
Waclaw M. Osadnik
Publisher: Liverpool University Press, 2014
Series: Liverpool SF Studies: Book 49
Book Type: Non-Fiction
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Lemography is a unique collection of critical essays on Stanislaw Lem, writer and philosopher. Its aim is to introduce aspects of his work hitherto unknown or neglected by scholarship and evaluate his influence on twentieth-century literature and culture - and beyond. The book's uniqueness is enhanced by the global makeup of the contributors who hail from Canada, United States, Great Britain, Germany, Croatia, Poland, Sweden and Finland. In all cases, these are scholars and translators who for many years have pursued, and in some cases defined, Lem scholarship. Rather than study Lem as a science fiction writer, each essay commands a wider sphere of reference in order to appraise Lem's literary and philosophical contributions. Each focuses on a different novel (or set of novels) from the writer's opus, examining them critically. Between them, the essays cover virtually all phases of Lem's multidimensional career, ensuring comprehensive coverage.


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