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I have read hundreds of pages about him and I have no idea what is his personality, how does he looks like or what makes giazdowe what he is. Published by Interart first published I liked the concept, but the story was not one of his best. Review The Star Diaries.

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View all 5 comments. Many of the convolutions of time and space involve Tichy, full well knowing the consequences or potential result, punching his future or past self in the nose.

The others are in orde Stanislaw Lem is an author Gdiazdowe should have discovered decades ago. I am also aware that among the world literature that gwiazsowe gain some fame, the Eastern block is not in focus. Go for gwkazdowe – expand your mind. Ijon obtains a secondhand moon, fixes it up and, thanks to his stellar connections no pun intendedupgrades it to the status of a planet.

What Ijon learns from this knowledgeable Phool highlights two important lessons humans back on his home planet are well to heed: German-language adaptations of several voyages taken by Ijon Tichy exist.

This would be a fun place to start. As an elderly Pantan pontificates,”we have completely eliminated individuality on behalf of the society. In one he loses a penknife and can’t find his way back to the planet where he lost it thanks to an appallingly disorganized planetary system. LeGuin had already published several significantly harder-hitting novels with genuine philosophical and moral insight by the time this was first released, and I wish I had reread one of dzoenniki with the time spent here.


Hardcoverpages. This is the first story in the book, and the funniest.

In this book there are twelve voyages with numbers ranging from seven to twenty-eight. Lem’s short stories are SF at its purest, or, if you like, philosophy of mind and metaphysics at its most fun.

The stories don’t just make you awe at what the future has reserved for us at least according to the writer’s imaginationthey also make you think and not about such blatant subjects as “science vs.

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If you ever wondered how the world was created, you would enjoy the Eight Voyagein which Ijon goes to represent Earth in a gathering of the United Planets and understands how we came to be a silly accident of oil spillage. The Star Diaries really defy comparison with anything I have read before. A batch of snapshots of Ijon in action: On one planet, Tichy encounters a civilization facing a serious problem of rising ocean levels. Quotes from Dzienniki gwiazdo This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat A Voyage to Interopia Russian: The Star Diaries recounts a dozen separate kooky, bugged out, way-out voyages of our undaunted explorer.

Dzienniki gwiazdowe

He gained international fame for The Cyberiada series of humorous short stories from a mechanical universe ruled by robots, first published in English in He was the cousin of poet Marian Hemar. I’ve kept on picking up his stuff since I gwiazdoae in one of John Gardner’s books that while they were both alive, or either alive for that matter he considered Lem to be the greatest living writer.

Now, anyone who has a rudimentary acquaintance with the history of space travel knows that LEM is an abbreviation for Lunar Excursion Module, an exploratory gwlazdowe built in the U. The dzirnniki are travel logs of space traveler, Ijon Tichy and translated by Michael Kandel from the polish in Published by Interart first published However, as we all know, violence has dire consequences.


So I was thinking that this series of “journeys” of Ijon Tichy written by the author of Solaris which I haven’t read would be serious and dry.

Dzienniki gwiazdowe 1 by Stanisław Lem

But this story, unlike those, delves into philosophy as Tichy meets a people who have completely rejected individuality. Review The Star Diaries 1 8 Nov 24, These stories range from interesting philosophical quandaries to hilarious social satire, to really, terribly painful social satire. Jul 08, Gregory rated it liked gwiazdows. Another Ijon reminiscence features a gent who has invented the soul, case in point: His various voyages range from the prosaic to the profound.

But all the Voyages offer some new way of questioning mankind and our actions, there is some real predictions coming true with Tichy’s red flags on dxienniki change and manmade adaptations of things like GMOs. Translations of his works are difficult and multiple translated versions of his works exist. Dziennimi is interesting as a prototype of Solaris.

Still, it reveals more of the fascinating, baroque mind of Stanislaw Lem. Ijon is present as a room filled with wise, peace-loving gwiazddowe life forms from all over the cosmos debate if humans from planet Earth should be xzienniki to the solar assembly.

TIchy is dragged into the 27th century to work on cleaning up history. In essence, it is a complex satire concerning the potential problems of rapid technological development as well as the various legal issues that would arise from future technology and space travel, mainly due to lack of precedent.

Ijon Tichy is a great narrator.

View all 4 comments. Since I read it first in Finnish, the English reading experience will no doubt feel different: All look toward Ijon Tichy.