Hospital of the Transfiguration

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982 - Fiction - 207 pages
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In Nazi-occupied Poland, Stefan Truzyniecki, a young doctor, seeks refuge from the war by joining the staff of an insane asylum

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User Review  - delta351 - LibraryThing

Quite unlike any Lem novel that I have ever read. The first chapter objectively describes the funeral his uncle. He quickly turns it into an expose on the contradiction of customs practiced on the ... Read full review

HOSPITAL OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

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Lem's first novel, written in 1948, and suppressed in Poland—not too surprisingly, given the Eastern bloc's use of psychiatry as an instrument of the state: part autobiography, part mordant ... Read full review

Contents

A COUNTRY FUNERAL
1
STASZEK
24
THE GENIUS
37
Copyright

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Stanislaw Lem is the most widely translated and best known science fiction author writing outside of the English language. Winner of the Kafka Prize, he is a contributor to many magazines, including the New Yorker, and he is the author of numerous works, including Solaris.

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