Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The Robinsonad

And our logical Robinson says further: "A man without Others is a fish without water, but just as most water is murky and turbid, so, too, my medium was a rubbish heap.  My relatives, parents, superiors, teachers I did not choose myself; this applies even to mistresses, for they came my way at random: throughout, I took (if it can be said I took at all) what chance provided.  If, like any other mortal, I was condemned to the accidents of birth and family and friends, then there is nothing for which I need mourn.  And therefore - let there resound the first words of Genesis: Away with this clutter!"
The Robinsonad, Stanislaw Lem

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