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Stanislaw Lem

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Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland [now Lviv, Ukraine]
Stanislaw Lem was a visionary Polish author known for Solaris (2002).

He was born on September 12, 1921, in Lwów, Poland. His father, Samuel Lem, was a wealthy laryngologist who served in the Austrian army. His mother, Sabina Woller, was a homemaker. Although he was born into a Polish-Jewish family, Lem was raised a Catholic and later became an atheist. He graduated from the Lwów Gymnazium in 1939, then studied medicine at the Lvov Medical Institute in 1940-1941. Read more...

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