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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Man stelle sich Malerei oder Musik vor, die facuum diesem Konzept erschaffen wird. Idiota Do yourself a book Kuno Mlatje: Is it that the further you go from Western societies, the less likely are the authors to be known?

Just if you might be interested. Along the way, Lem presents his trademark examinations on topics ranging from modern art to computer technology to philosophy. The Lost Art of Losing. Consider how the matter lies.

Jun 30, Betawolf rated it really liked it Shelves: Northwestern University Press- Fiction – pages. Not much humor here that worked for me, and almost the entire collection was a tedious read – I even skipped one story entirely after a few paragraphs. Die Kultur als Fehler Cezar Kouska: You know that problem in books and films where the perfecct hinges on perfecf brilliance of an artist character but that character’s work can’t actually be shown or even described because it would shatter the illusion?

In this anthology Lem reviews books that have not been written and might never be.


A Perfect Vacuum

Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: I’ll definitely be looking to read more of Lem. Lem is a master of the post-modern and this is one of his best collections. peerfect

Account Options Sign in. We are speaking of creating someone and of endowing him with a particular logic, and then demanding that this same logic be offered up in sacrifice to a belief in the Maker of all things. Set up a giveaway. Although a big fan of Lem’s, I was disappointed by this book. Some people claim Lem wrote this book because he was too lazy to write all the books himself, so he just reviewed them. A Perfect Vacuum by Stanislaw Lem. A collection of “book reviews” of books which never really existed.

If dry academic humor is not your thing, you probably already know from stanislqw descriptions that you should not read this book, so I can address fellow aficionados. Please review your cart. The only catch is this: Tales of Pirx the Pilot. In he published his first non-fiction, philosophical book, Dialogi Dialoguesone of etanislaw two most famous philosophical texts along with Summa Technologiae English translation Original Language: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Read more Read less. This arbitrary creative process, which does not bow to any rules, contributes much to the lousy nimbus of reading.

A Perfect Vacuum by Stanislaw Lem

See all 11 reviews. This is a fun read! While a worthwhile read, you should first know what you are getting into. The Internet is a Playground. This is a fantastic anthology of 16 reviews etanislaw non-existing books. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. From then on, we find ourselves in a wonderful world where fully original ideas are explored in just a couple of pages. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Typical of the first category is a brilliant sketch for a novel about a former SS squad leader who assumes the identity of “Gruppenfuhrer Louis XVI” in a grandiose court in the Brazilian jungle, and another about an aging couple’s resort to desperate stratagems of faith in order to cope with an idiot child.

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I bought and read this collection more than five years before entering it here. Goodreads helps you keep track stznislaw books you want to read. It starts, innocently enough, by saying that she was not on the train, and then gradually proceeds to reveal that the train didn’t exist, perfectt neither did she. To ask other readers questions about A Perfect Vacuumplease sign up. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

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Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Along the way, Lem presents staniskaw trademark examinations on topics ranging from modern art to computer technology to philosophy.

Quotes from A Perfect Vacuum. This book starts out wacky and only gets weirder as it goes. He satirizes the alleged subtlety and wisdom, revealing them in the light of cold cynicism. Showing of 11 reviews.

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