Saturday, April 29

The Star Diaries - Stanislaw Lem (1971)


"I wrote Star Diaries, stories that contain stories, in the course of 48 years. At first they were quite improbable because of their purely grotesque and humorous character. With time this grotesque started to be accompanied by cognitive concepts related to theology and answers to the question: what would human beings do if there were no limits to genes' composition? This idea was assisted by an array of most bizarre skeletons. As literary critics pointed out I turned from 'pure inventions of Münchausen' to more serious concepts related to Swift's Gulliver and Voltaire, albeit still in a grotesque form. ..."
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