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LemographyStanislaw Lem in the Eyes of the World$
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Peter Swirski and Waclaw M. Osadnik

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381205

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381205.001.0001

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Lem Redux

Lem Redux

From Poland to the World

(p.1) 1. Lem Redux

Waclaw M. Osadnik

Peter Swirski


This chapter situates Stanlislaw Lem’s life in the sociopolitical context of post-WW2 Poland in parallel to situating his writing career in the context of post-WW2 Polish literature. It then moves to place Lem in the global context, from the critical reception to the myriad tributes and accolades accrued during his lifetime as well as posthumously.

Keywords:   Stanislaw Lem, post WW2 Poland, Polish literature, global context, sociopolitical context

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