THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Stanislaw Lem Literary Criticism

Return from the Stars

A thesis by Michael Richard Lopez exploring, through a comparitive analysis, the literary Utopias of this novel and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

Solaris

A paper by Edward Balcerzan who describes this novel as paradoxical. The author explores language and ethnics in Solaris.
A paper by Elyce Rae Helford which examines the construction of gender in Lem's novel, predominantly from a psychoanalytic standpoint with reference to Lacan.
In this paper Manfred Geier interprets the 'fantastic ocean' in Solaris through several semantic readings, relating the linguistic ideas of various theorists.