Highcastle: A Remembrance
  • Highcastle: A Remembrance
  • Highcastle: A Remembrance
  • Highcastle: A Remembrance
  • Highcastle: A Remembrance
ISBN: 0262538466
EAN13: 9780262538466
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 18, 2020
Pages: 152
Dimensions: 0.3937008" H x 7.874016" L x 5.354331" W
Weight: 0.3373073 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A playful, witty, reflective memoir of childhood by the science fiction master Stanislaw Lem.

With Highcastle, Stanislaw Lem offers a memoir of his childhood and youth in prewar Lvov. Reflective, artful, witty, playful--I was a monster, he observes ruefully--this lively and charming book describes a youth spent reading voraciously (he was especially interested in medical texts and French novels), smashing toys, eating pastries, and being terrorized by insects. Often lonely, the young Lem believed that he could communicate with household objects--perhaps anticipating the sentient machines in the adult Lem's novels. Lem reveals his younger self to be a dreamer, driven by an unbridled imagination and boundless curiosity.

In the course of his reminiscing, Lem also ponders the nature of memory, innocence, and the imagination. Highcastle (the title refers to a nearby ruin) offers the portrait of a writer in his formative years.

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