The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem / ISBN 9780156849050 / 275-page paperback from Harvest/Harcourt
"These pages [are] among the most fascinating that Lem has written...a major writer and one of the deep spirits of our age."--Theodore Solataroff, New York Times Book Review
Ijon Tichy, Lem's Candide of the Cosmos, encounters bizarre civilizations and creatures in space that serve to satirize science, the rational mind, theology, and other icons of human pride. Line drawings by the Author. Translated by Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Stanisław Lem (1921–2006), a writer called “worthy of the Nobel Prize” by the New York Times, was an internationally renowned author of novels, short stories, literary criticism, and philosophical essays. His books have been translated into forty-four languages and have sold more than thirty million copies.