Editorial Reviews. Review. “I suspect,” intones one of Lem’s supposed reviewers, “that there A Perfect Vacuum 1st Edition, Kindle Edition. by. In a perfect vacuum, Stanislaw Lem presents a collection of book reviews of nonexistent works of literature – works that, in many cases, could not possibly be . Like the Perfect Vacuum of the title, the books that seem to be reviewed in this book do not exist. neither, in an odd way, does “Lem” as a reviewer; in the first.

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Read reviews that mention perfect vacuum stanislaw lem collection ideas exist fictional philosophical science topics. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. His wry humor lights every page. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. But most of the book is in fact taken up with ideas “from which the author shrank.

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Unlike, say, Borge’s “Pierre Menard, autor del QuijoteLem’s reviews aren’t just interesting as ideas or even just interesting of themselves as reviews but a few actually describe books that would be interesting to read. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Non serviam Alfred Testa: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use vwcuum and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Die Kultur als Fehler Cezar Kouska: Stanislaw Lem’s A Perfect Vacuum is a collection of fictional reviews of fictional books.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Many of the works he describes sound SO interesting, but wholly impossible as realistic books.

Lem was by far the most favorite author of my youth, some 35 to 55 years ago, and I have been worrying that in re-reading his works my enthusiasm may ” [ Lem was by far the most favorite author of my youth, some 35 to 55 years ago, and I have been worrying that in re-reading his works my enthusiasm may diminish for the Polish philosopher and futurologist who is best known for his incomparable science fiction books, such as Solaris.


Ruthless to the reader and the reading pleasure, he is focused on the glorification of his own intellect. It’s a literary review approach to science fiction, and personally I think it works very well.

Lem logra hacerte pensar en el mundo actual hablando de mundos inventados, lo cual dice mucho tanto de su notable creatividad como de su profundidad en el desarrollo de cada idea. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Showing of 11 reviews. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

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A Perfect Vacuum by Stanisław Lem

The most significant wound, which Lem continues to tear open with relish, are the so elevated works that alienate themselves. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In this work, Lem discusses philosophical implications of technologies that were completely in the realm of science fiction then, but are gaining importance today—like, for instance, virtual reality and nanotechnology. That vacyum being a nasty comment. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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