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A Perfect Vacuum

by StanisЕ‚aw Lem

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Published by Harvest Books .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsMichael Kandel (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7366158M
ISBN 100156716860
ISBN 109780156716864

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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 written. Embracing postmodernism's "games for games' sake" ethos, Lem joins the contest with hilarious and grotesque results, lampooning the movement's self-indulgence and exploiting its by: My favorites would have to be: The one about a story written strictly in a negative form ("this and that did not do this, this did not happen", etc.), the review of a book about.

A Perfect Vacuum is a peculiar text, even in the Sci-Fi genre, even when considering Lem's body of work/5. As the above reviewer points out,Lem wrote not just Sci-Fi,but also ruminations on technology and philosophy."A Perfect Vacuum"is reviews of books that only exist in Lem's imagination,though these imaginary novels are usually loosely based on book reviewed is "Gilgamesh",in which intellectuals discover all sorts of bizarre meaning in a A Perfect Vacuum book not unlike Joyce's "Ulysees".4/5(14).

I suspect," intones one of Lem's supposed reviewers, "that there was an idea that burst upon the author&#;and from which he shrank." So what we have here, first appearances to the contrary, is not a jolly collection of parodies but 16 assorted fictional notions presented as summaries of books under "review." True, several do take the form of parodies twitting the neo-Joycean epic and its.

This is a collection of perfect yet imaginary reviews of nonexistent books. With insidious wit, A Perfect Vacuum book author beguiles us with a parade of delightful, disarmingly familiar inventions.

"Lem is Harpo Marx and Franz Kafka and Isaac Asimov rolled up into one and down the white rabbit's hole" (Detroit News). A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.

"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 written.

Embracing postmodernism's "games for games' sake" ethos, Lem joins the contest with hilarious and grotesque results.". A Perfect Vacuum is unusual in that it purports to be an anthology made up entirely of such critiques. Pedantry or a joke, this methodicalness.

We suspect the author intends a joke; nor is this impression weakened by the Introduction—long-winded and theoretical—in which we read: “The writing of a novel is a form of the loss of creative turn, the reviewing of books is a servitude still less noble. 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. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

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 written.

Embracing postmodernism's "games for games' sake" ethos, Lem joins the contest with hilarious and grotesque results, lampooning the movement's self-indulgence and exploiting its mannerisms. A Perfect Vacuum () About book: In the first sentence of A Perfect Vacuum, Lem acknowledges his debt to Jorge Luis Borges.

He doesn't acknowledge the full extent of it (he merely says that Borges is among those who've tried the review-of-fake-books concept before)/5(1). Perfect Vacuum | Lem Stanislaw, Kandel Michael | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. A Perfect Vacuum is a spectacular literary experiment and a byword among serious readers.

It is a metafictional collection of book reviews of nonexistent works of literature -- works which, in some cases, could not even be written.

More on this topic can be found in the volumes: A Perfect Vacuum, Imaginary Magnitude and other apocryphal works. In "Solaris" words like "cosmonauts" and "communism" are not used even though Stanislav Lem wrote the book during the times of the cold war.

Buy A perfect vacuum by Stanislaw Lem online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 4 editions - starting at $ Shop now/5(2). In a perfect vacuum, the most likely state of the blur is the zero energy vacuum state.

But sometimes the field finds itself with enough energy to create a particle, seemingly out of nothing.

We call these virtual particles, and they seem to be the machinery under the hood of all particle interactions in the universe, or atleast as described by Quantum Field Theory.

Perfect vacuum is an ideal state of no particles at all. It cannot be achieved in a laboratory, although there may be small volumes which, for a brief moment, happen to have no particles of matter in them.

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 chapter, someone reviews the book in reference to his Introduction, but that has not been written, either, and must be deduced from its review/5(33).

A Perfect Vacuum by Stanislaw Lem,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). As the above reviewer points out,Lem wrote not just Sci-Fi,but also ruminations on technology and philosophy."A Perfect Vacuum"is reviews of books that only exist in Lem's imagination,though these imaginary novels are usually loosely based on book reviewed is "Gilgamesh",in which intellectuals discover all sorts of bizarre meaning in a book not unlike Joyce's "Ulysees"/5(8).

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Lowest price and Replacement Guarantee. Cash On Delivery Available!‘A Perfect Vacuum’, the follow-up to a similar collection called ‘One Human Minute’ (), will have limited appeal – but has much the same effect. You start by reading the blurbs for other Mandarin paperbacks in the run-out pages of this volume, and wonder whether they, too, are : Andrew Darlington.