Literatur/Performance, Vortrag/Praesentation

100 Years Stanislaw Lem

Irmi Horn is reading from SOLARIS (1961) and compares it with the film.
Stanisław Lem, *12 September 1921 in Lwów/Lemberg, Poland; † 27 March 2006 in Kraków, was a Polish philosopher, essayist and science fiction author.

Irmi Horn

The son of a doctor, Stanislaw Lem also initially studied medicine, but showed an early fascination for subjects outside his field, such as physics, cybernetics, mathematics and philosophy. After his state examinations, he worked for some time as an assistant in applied psychology before he became more and more attracted to literature and published his first novel, “The Astronauts”, in 1951. To date, Lem’s books have been translated into 57 languages and have sold over 45 million copies worldwide. Stanislaw Lem lived in Krakow with his wife Barbara, a former radiologist, and dachshund Philipp until his death a few weeks after the interview.


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