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The Star Diaries: Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy - Stanisław Lem, Michael Kandel
The Star Diaries: Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy
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One of the most intelligent, erudite, and comic writers working today. -Anthony BurgessIn a firsthand account, Lem's hapless cosmonaut Ijon Tichy tells warped tales from the civilizations he discovers in a deep space galaxy so unlike our own that concepts of science, the rational mind, human... show more
One of the most intelligent, erudite, and comic writers working today. -Anthony BurgessIn a firsthand account, Lem's hapless cosmonaut Ijon Tichy tells warped tales from the civilizations he discovers in a deep space galaxy so unlike our own that concepts of science, the rational mind, human progress, the sanctity of life, and motherhood all no longer apply. In their place, Tichy finds sadomasochistic robots who speak a dialect much like Chaucerian English, killer potatoes with an appetite for spacecraft, and robot theologians who are being relentlessly persecuted by creators who have renounced their original faith. Full of the intellectual satire for which Stanislaw Lem is esteemed, The Star Diaries speaks volumes about contemporary society in its depiction of highly bizarre, faraway, futuristic worlds."A Jorge Luis Borges for the Space Age, who plays in earnest with every concept of philosophy and physics..."—New York TimesStanislaw Lem is the most widely translated and best known science fiction author writing outside of the English language. Winner of the Kafka Prize, he is a contributor to many magazines, including the New Yorker, and he is the author of numerous works, including Solaris.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156849050 (0156849054)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 286
Edition language: English
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Epic Fantasy
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I would describe Stanislaw Lem as the depth of Leo Tolstoy, humor of Woody Allen and absurdity and originality of Douglas Adams -- all under the same roof. This is a brilliant book and the English translation by Michael Kandel is very good. I read lots of Lem in my teen years but now I am going to r...
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