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Stanislaw Lem

Stanislaw Lem, Ukrainian writer. Recipient Polish Ministry of Culture award, 1965, 73, Polish State prize for literature, 1976, Austrian State prize for foreign literature, 1985, Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation award, 1987, Kafka award (Austria), 1991. Member Polish Astronautic Society, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland 2000 Committee), Science Fiction Research Association, Science Fiction Writers American.

Background

  • Lem, Stanislaw was born on September 12, 1921 in Lvov, Poland. Son of Samuel Lem.

  • Education

    • Student, Lvov Medical Institute, 1945; Student, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1948; Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Wroclaw, 1981.

    Career

    • Assistant Science Circle Jagiellonian University, 1947-1949. Contributor Zycie Nauki magazine, 1947-1949. Lecturer University Cracow.

    Works

    • Biblioteka XXI wieku. Golem XIV
    • 'Biblioteka XXI wieku' stanowi zbior fikcyjnych recenzji i wstepow do nie istniejacych ksiazek, w ktorym autor najpierw mistrzowsko parodiuje wspolczesne style literackie, by pozniej rzucic sie w przygode tworzenia apokryficznych koncepcji swiata i czlowieka, wchodzacych w kraine pieniacych sie w nieskonczonosc tekstow i - czasem szalonych - pomyslow.
    • Biblioteka XXI wieku. Golem XIV
    • 'Biblioteka XXI wieku' stanowi zbior fikcyjnych recenzji i wstepow do nie istniejacych ksiazek, w ktorym autor najpierw mistrzowsko parodiuje wspolczesne style literackie, by pozniej rzucic sie w przygode tworzenia apokryficznych koncepcji swiata i czlowieka, wchodzacych w kraine pieniacych sie w nieskonczonosc tekstow i - czasem szalonych - pomyslow.
    • Solaris
    • A classic work of science fiction by renowned Polish novelist and satirist Stanislaw Lem   When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the living physical likeness of a long-dead lover.
    • Summa Technologiae (Electronic Mediations)
    • The Polish writer Stanislaw Lem is best known to English-speaking readers as the author of the 1961 science fiction novel Solaris, adapted into a meditative film by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh.

    Membership

    Member Polish Astronautic Society, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland 2000 Committee), Science Fiction Research Association, Science Fiction Writers American.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Lesniak, 1953; 1 child, Tomek.
    • child: Tomek Lem
    • spouse: Barbara Lesniak
    • father: Samuel L. Lem
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    Born September 12, 1921
    Died March 27, 2006
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1945
      Lvov Medical Institute
    • 1948
      Jagiellonian University
    • 1981
      University Wroclaw
    • 1947 - 1949
      Assistant, Science Circle Jagiellonian University