Hospital of the Transfiguration It is the Nazis have occupied Poland A young doctor disturbed by the fate of Poland joins the staff of an insane asylum only to find a world of pain and absurdity to match that outside Translated

  • Title: Hospital of the Transfiguration
  • Author: Stanisław Lem William Brand
  • ISBN: 9780156421768
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is 1939 the Nazis have occupied Poland A young doctor disturbed by the fate of Poland joins the staff of an insane asylum only to find a world of pain and absurdity to match that outside Translated by William Brand A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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    1. RETO DE LECTURA 2017. JULIO: UN LIBRO CUYA SINOPSIS NO CONTENGA LAS PALABRAS “AMOR” O “MUERTE”3.5Interesante y crudo al mismo tiempo.El hospital de la transfiguración narra la historia de Stefan, un joven polaco que, por casualidades de la vida, termina trabajando en un sanatorio. No está especializado en psiquiatría, pero el tiempo que pasa con los pacientes se convierte en su mejor forma de aprendizaje.El libro está ambientado en la época en que los nazis llegaron a Polonia, así [...]

    2. A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked if I had ever read Stanislaw Lem, and I said no. To that he said, well, you should. And to that I said, I will. So I did, and by the end of the first chapter of "Hospital of the Transfiguration" I knew Lem was going to be come one of my all time favorite authors.Not sci-fi, a genre in which Lem is well known, "Hospital of the Transfiguration" is a semi-autobiographical novel about a doctor working in an asylum in German-occupied Poland during WWII. The stor [...]

    3. Lem's books are always bleak. That's partly why I read him as often as I do, but this one was by far the bleakest. Undoubtedly because of where and when the story takes place-Poland in the winter of 1939 and the following Spring and Summer. The loss of hope and identity suffered by the conquered Poles permeates every line of the story and even the smallest events like the leaves changing colors or the breathing of a family member dying of old age. Lem describes the futility of everything under t [...]

    4. "Dönüşüm Hastanesi" S. Lemin ilk əsərlərindən olub, 1948- ci ildə yazdığı elmi- fantastik olmayan, psixoloji və sosrealizm ünsürləri ehtiva edən bir romanıdır. Hərçənd, bəzi oxucular içindəki elmi məsələlərin olması ilə romanı elmi- fantastik sayır. Amma bu bircə meyar ola bilməz təbii ki. Janrın elmi- fantastik olub olmaması vacib də deyil. Həm Lem özünü heç zaman elmi- fantast kimi qələmə də verməyib, hətta müasir elmi- fantastik ədəbiyyatı [...]

    5. conclusionirrelevanteLem demuestra por qué es uno de los escritores más grandes del siglo con esta novela. Primero traslada al lector a un territorio hostil, a un yermo desolado. Luego lo convence de que hay esperanza allí donde a priori solo puede haber un abismo infinito. Finalmente, y cuando la función está a punto de acabar, enciende las luces, disolviendo la ilusión y arrojando a sus personajes por el precipicio. Y sin embargo, aunque la caída no parece tener fin, el desenlace no es [...]

    6. Savaş yıllarında bir akıl hastanesinde geçen olayları anlatıyor. Bir kırılma noktası olacak kitap kopacak diye bekledim durdum ancak sonuç hüsran oldu:) Beklentinizi yüksek tutmayın.

    7. One thing I like about this book is that Stanislaw Lem resisted the temptation of presenting his main character as special. Stefan, a young doctor in an insane asylum, is nothing but an ordinary individual. An intelectual but with an IQ not over the board, no major professional accomplishments, or interests, for what it matters, and not necessarily anything outstanding about his personality or character. The bulk of the book is not centered around Nazis' occupation in Poland. But mostly around S [...]

    8. „Szpital przemienienia” jest rewelacyjną książką przede wszystkim dlatego, że pomiędzy wierszami mamy zawarte całkiem ciekawe rozważania filozoficzno-egzystencjalne na temat tego, kim jest człowiek. Wszystko to opakowane w literacki opis tworzy niezwykłą atmosferę tego dzieła. Nie zaliczyłbym tej pozycji do czołówki najlepszych prac Lema, niemniej jednak jest ona naprawdę dobra. Obraz szpitala psychiatrycznego działającego podczas wojny i stosunkowo mroczne przedstawienie [...]

    9. Na okładce tej książki powinno widnieć ostrzeżenie: "Uwaga, zmusza do myślenia!". Geniusz autora atakuje czytelnika na każdej stronie. Niczym natrętny owad, zadręcza ciągle zadawanymi pytaniami filozoficznymi. Autor tym swoim intelektualnym natręctwem sprawia, że przy każdorazowym odłożeniu książki w głowie czytającego kiełkuje cała seria etycznych rozterek. "Szpital Przemienienia" nie stara się dawać jakiejkolwiek odpowiedzi na to grono zacnych pytań. To barki czytelnika [...]

    10. Really strange book. Probably the strangest of Lem's books I've read so far. Surprisignly, this is the only one taking place in twentieth century and with historical background.Well, I haven't written anything about plot, my impressions etc which you should include in review, but I think I need some time to make conclusions. Yes, that's one of those books that leave you silent for a quite some time after finishing.Maybe it's not a masterpiece (or maybe is?), but I recommend it to everyone, espec [...]

    11. This is a superb book but I can understand Lem fans being puzzled by it. It was his first book and is semi-autobiographical being written not long after the War. It starts with a funeral and that strange disassociation one gets when mixing with members of the family one does not often meet or know more than superficially. It then moves on to the "hospital" - the Mental Institution - where everything takes on a surreal drifting quality - things are observed in crisp detail but as if through a fog [...]

    12. This book was very thought provoking. The characters are realistic and variable, and the setting of an insane asylum an unusual one. As the book progressed it became more disturbing, and ultimately the inmates were less dangerous and crazy than the rest of the world.

    13. Surprisingly good, and deeply moving. Not one of Lem's science fiction books, but a colorfully-peopled realist novel about a mental hospital in the Polish countryside during the Nazi occupation, when squads of SS were "liquidating" the mentally ill so that the hospitals could be used for Wehrmacht casualties on the eastern front. The resident doctors are divided over whether to try to help all or some of the patients hide or escape, or to cooperate with the Nazis. In the end, it doesn't matter. [...]

    14. "Ognuno di noi è un biglietto che ha vinto il primo premio della lotteria: qualche decennio di vita. Sai che goduria! In un mondo di gas surriscaldati, di nebulose vorticanti fino al calor bianco e dello zero assoluto cosmico, salta improvvisamente fuori un grumo di proteina, di grasso gelatinoso tendente a decomporsi in esalazioni di batteri e putredine Centomila stratagemmi sostengono questa strana esplosione di energia che, come un lampo, squarcia la durata e l'ordine della materia: un nodo [...]

    15. Opera prima de uno de los autores de Ciencia Ficción más elogiados por todos, sorprendentemente, ésta no es una novela del género que lo hizo famoso, pero sí es una obra de asombrosa contundencia, cuidadosa de los detalles y muy bien desarrollada, bastante madura para un escritor novato. El ritmo es lento, adrede para disfrutar la lectura, y aunque el clímax llega y se resuelve demasiado rápido, al final no tengo nada que reprocharle. La traducción de Joanna Bardzinska es excelente, así [...]

    16. This is the odd one out in Lem's bibliography, it's one of his earlier novels and it's set in a mental hospital during the occupation of Poland. It's moving and has strong characters, there's a terrifying conclusion followed unfortunately by a kind of little epilogue I didn't much care for and which didn't really match the tone of what preceded it.There's something about it though, some elements of the later Lem are already here, there's a love of the alien that's already expressed here.

    17. Sorry, ale do mnie to nie trafiło. Czułem się jak przy jakiejś przymusowej lekturze w szkole. Żadna fabuła przypruszona szczyptą filozofii. Cieszę się, że żyję w czasach Dukaja.

    18. El comienzo un tanto morboso, lleno de las descripciones propias de un hospital psiquiátrico de inicios del siglo xx instalado en la Europa de entreguerras (las terapias basadas en electrochoques y condiciones infrahumanas a las que eran sometidos los internos), logra ser rebasado por la fuerza literaria que tiene su génesis en la tensión narrativa proveniente de los personajes internos y su interacción con Stefan; un médico que llega a trabajar al hospital y una vez instalado ahí sufre de [...]

    19. Now this is a great book not "great" as in just "good", but this should be up there in the category of "proper literature". This is the first book by Stanislaw Lem that I've read that wasn't science fiction in theme, but like all of his work, he tries to push the conventions, and succeeds wildly here. The story is set as Poland is being invaded by Germany, and follows a young, disaffected Polish doctor as he goes to a family funeral and ends up staying in the area to practice at a rundown psych [...]

    20. This is Lem's first novel, and it is unlike any of his other works that I have read in that it is not science fiction. The story concerns the fate of a young Polish doctor who takes a position at a psychiatric hospital shortly after the invasion of Poland by the Germans at the start of WWII. In that, it is somewhat autobiographical. There are vignettes about his interactions with the colorful and tragic patients at the hospital, and his run-ins with the Polish resistance. I'm trying not to give [...]

    21. Per quell'epoca questo è stato uno dei migliori libri di denuncia su quello che accadeva all'interno di un manicomio. Per quell'epoca. ORA è solo un libro che accenna qualcosa. Niente di più. Visto quello che sappiamo oggi sui manicomi e sulle torture perpetrate dai cosidetti medici verso i "pazienti", questo rimane un libro deludente. (forse a causa di tutti i mali che abbiamo commesso dopo, siamo abituati a leggere di atroci sofferenze e torture verso i nostri simili, la nostra coscienza è [...]

    22. miraculous. tremblingly alive to the world, to beauty, to horror, to nakedness, to truth, to despair, to awe. lem's first novel, not science fiction but an autobiographical story of a young doctor during his residency at a psychiatric hospital in occupied poland, his observations and conversations with the doctors, patients, and local partizans, and then, the germans finally arrive. ranks with "crossroads" by karel capek.

    23. İlk şunu belirtmem gerekir ki kitap bilim-kurgu kitabı değil. Ben bilim kurgudur diye aldım.Bu konuda beni hayal kırıklığına uğrattı. Kitabın konusu ise 2. Dünya Savaşında Polonya da bir akıl hastanesinde geçen mevzuları anlatmakta. Konu tek düze ilerlemekte ve bana göre ilgi çekici veyahut heyecanlandırıcı bir etkisi bulunmuyor. Son sayfasına kadar bir şey olacak diye bekleyerek okudum ama bu konuda da hevesim kursağımda kaldı. Halbuki çok farklı şeyler hayal et [...]

    24. Me aburroooooooo. Me ha costado trabajo terminarlo. ¡un montón! Pero tiene unas cuantas reflexiones interesantes. Y también tiene puntazos de humor. Yo creo que lo de Lem es la ciencia ficción; Solaris es genial (que también tiene esos puntazos de humor, made in Lem). En fin, también ésta fue su primera novela pero si tengo que recomendar algo para empezar con Lem, desde luego esta novela no. Solaris, sin duda.

    25. This story of events at a mental hospital in Poland during Nazi occupation has all the lived-in reality of a malignant tumor cut from a corpse, embalmed and placed on display as a medical specimen. It is powerful, shocking, disturbing and pathological. You won't be able to put it down, but if you're innocent enough to be unacquainted with the ugly history of mental health, you may wish you'd never read it.

    26. This was a story of a young doctor who takes a position in an asylum just after Germany has taken over Poland. I'm sure it was packed with symbolic things I didn't understand. Nothing that happened seemed to matter, otherwise. There was a brain surgery described very vividly and then the ending was dark and depressing. I guess you can't expect much better with Nazis.

    27. Un gran libro. Una historia real, que habla de la demencia, la avaricia y la malicia humana. Los locos no parecen tan locos y los cuerdos, comprueban que no es necesario estar loco para hacer cosas inhumanas. Retrata un momento de la realidad histórica que ha marcado el mundo y se aproxima desde un ángulo diferente. Un gran libro y un gran escritor.

    28. La vida lleva consigo momentos de redención. El sufrimiento no es perpetuo así como la felicidad. Creo que el dolor al visualizar el final de este libro es sofocado por las últimas lineas en donde con el beso de una mujer, pudiera cualquier hombre, por más torpe, vacío e inútil que sea, volver a comenzar a vivir de nuevo la vida que queda por delante.

    29. Quienes pretendan leer aquí algo del lem de Ciberíada, Tichy, Prix simplemente no lo hagan. O si se animan, pero muchos pueden decepcionarse. No es un mal libro, en absoluto, es una novela de formación. Lem todavía busca aquí el tono, los temas, podemos reconocer los personajes, pero los problemas y el contexto son muy ajenos al resto de su obra, o así pareciera a primera vista.

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