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Lemography: Stanislaw Lem in the Eyes of the World

Peter Swirski and Waclaw M. Osadnik

Abstract

Lemography is a unique collection of critical essays on Stanislaw Lem, writer and philosopher hailed on more than one occasion as a literary Einstein. 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, Belorussia, Poland, Croatia, Finland, and Hong Kong. In all cases, these are scholars and translators who for many years have pursued, and in some cas ... More

Keywords: Stanislaw Lem, futurology, philosophy of the future, Man from Mars, Peace on Earth, science fiction, 20th century Polish literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381205
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381205.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Swirski, editor
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Waclaw M. Osadnik, editor
University of Alberta

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Front Matter

1. Lem Redux

Waclaw M. Osadnik and Peter Swirski

2. The Unknown Lem

Peter Swirski

4. Embodiment Problems

Nicholas Ruddick

6. Literature, Futurology, or Philosophy?

Iris Vidmar and Peter Swirski

7. Problems and Dilemmas

Victor Yaznevich English version by Peter Swirski