Hospital Of The Transfiguration by Stanislaw Lem

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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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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.
Published April 30, 1991 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 228 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The surgeon, Kauters, diagnoses a brain tumor in one patient but, enthralled by the clinical progress of the disease, delays the necessary operation: finally, assisted by an appalled Stefan, he kills the patient on the operating table.

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