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Stanislaw Lem: Philosopher of the Future

Peter Swirski

Abstract

Stanislaw Lem: Philosopher of the Future brings a welter of unknown elements of Lem’s life, career, and literary legacy to light. Part One traces the context of his cultural influence, telling the story of one of the greatest writers and thinkers of the century. It includes a comprehensive critical overview of Lem’s literary and philosophical oeuvre which comprises not only the classics like Solaris, but his untranslated first novels, realistic prose, experimental works, volumes of nonfiction, latter-day metafiction, as well as the final twenty years of polemics and essays. The critical and in ... More

Keywords: Stanislaw Lem, philosophy, futurology, literature and science, science fiction, Peter Swirski

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381861
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381861.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Swirski, author
Sun Yat-sen University; University of Missouri-St. Louis

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