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Čapek, Karel 1890-1938

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War with the newts by Karel Čapek ( Book )
51 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally written in 1936, two years before Capek's death and three years before the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, War with the Newts is considered by many to be Capek's greatest book. Working in the "fantastic" satiric tradition of Wells, Orwell, and Vonnegut, Capek chronicles the discovery of a colony of highly intelligent giant salamanders off the coast of an Indonesian island. Capek sardonically details all the reactions of the civilized world - from horror to skepticism, from intellectual fascination to mercantile opportunism - and the ultimate destruction from which it (and the newts) might not escape
The gardener's year by Karel Čapek ( Book )
105 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is seldom that a practical guide to gardening attains the level of a literary masterpiece, still more seldom that a book on gardening can amuse and instruct even those who have no garden to plant., nor the faintest interest in acquiring one. The GardenerGÇÖs Year is a charismatic product of Karel CapekGÇÖs genius: amusing, informative, and full of a quizzical interest in people, animals and plants. In this new version, Geoffrey Newsome GÇôthe highly acclaimed translator of CapekGÇÖs witty Letters from England GÇôhas captured the grace and irony of the original Czech, to produce a volume that
R.U.R. and The insect play by Karel Čapek ( Book )
22 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Josef and Karel Čapek were the best known literary figures of liberated Czechoslovakia after 1918. This volume contains Rossums' Universal Robots and The Insect Play, depicting the horrors of a regimented technical world
Apocryphal tales with a selection of fables and would-be tales by Karel Čapek ( )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anthology of stories presenting famous events from the point of view of the man in the street. In one story, a baker describes Jesus' miracle of loaves and fish, in another, townspeople argue who is to blame for the invasion of the Huns. Thirty stories in all
The absolute at large by Karel Čapek ( Book )
23 editions published between 1927 and 2006 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this satirical classic, a brilliant scientist invents the Karburator, a reactor that can create abundant and practically free energy. However, the Karburator{u2019}s superefficient energy production also yields a powerful by-product. The machine works by completely annihilating matter and in so doing releases the Absolute, the spiritual essence held within all matter, into the world. Infected by the heady, pure Absolute, the world{u2019}s population becomes consumed with religious and national fervor, the effects of which ultimately cause a devastating global war."--Publisher's description
Talks with T.G. Masaryk by T. G Masaryk ( )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never have two such important world figures collaborated in a biography: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850–1937), the original philosopher-president who founded Czechoslovakia in 1918, and Karel Capek (1890–1938), the leading Czech writer of the time. Capek interviewed Masaryk over a number of years and produced a single narrative that tells Masaryk's incredible story in a voice as ordinary yet magical as the best of Capek's fictional characters. The result is a biographical work like no other, in form or in content
Masaryk on thought and life : conversations with Karel Čapek; translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall by T. G Masaryk ( Book )
23 editions published between 1938 and 1971 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Masaryk tells his story by T. G Masaryk ( Book )
18 editions published between 1934 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiography of Tomáš Masaryk (1850-1937), Czech philosopher, diplomat and politician, who served as the only President of the Czechoslovakian republic
Intimate things by Karel Čapek ( Book )
11 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Krakatit by Karel Čapek ( Book )
110 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reprint of the 1925 ed. published by G. Bles, London
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodrama by Karel Čapek ( Book )
64 editions published between 1920 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Čapek's play, likened to a modern retelling of the Jewish Golem legend, is set in a robot factory where a robot rebellian leads to the extinction of the human race
Nine fairy tales by Karel Čapek: and one more thrown in for good measure by Karel Čapek ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Like traditional fairy tales, Čapek's fantastic parables contain marvels and supernatural beings, fairies, elves, and talking animals; their plots stem from folk traditions where innocence triumphs. At the same time, Čapek infuses these tales with dazzling wordplay, an abundant sense of the absurd, and surpising futuristic twists. Fact and imagination, satire and fantasy are blended so skillfully that the line between logic and plausible nonsense is nearly indiscernible. These are not just children's tales but modern parables." -- cover
Three novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary life by Karel Čapek ( Book )
6 editions published between 1948 and 1990 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This trilogy of novels was the culmination of Karel Čapek's career. The novels share neither characters nor events; instead, they approach the problem of knowing people--of mutual understanding--in a variety of ways. Detectives faced with a murder reconstruct the crime, but not the character of the man who was murdered. Three people tell stories about a dying pilot they know almost nothing about; each story is as full of truth as it is devoid of facts. And one man looks back on his life and discovers all the people he might have been." -- back cover
Apocryphal stories by Karel Čapek ( Book )
4 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Contains twenty-nine short sketches of famous characters."
La guerre des salamandres : roman by Karel Čapek ( Book )
120 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nové vydání "románové utopie o zániku lidské civilizace", které světový vývoj uchoval pozoruhodnou aktuálnost, takže i dnes by autor mohl říci, co před třemi desetiletími, když ji vypravil do světa: "Není to spekulace o čemsi budoucím, nýbrž zrcadlení toho, co jest a uprostřed čeho žijeme." Kniha byla odměněna první cenou za ilustrace a typografickou úpravu v národní soutěži pro Mezinárodní vystavu knižního umění v Lipsku 1965
Three novels : Hordubal ; An ordinary life ; Meteor by Karel Čapek ( Book )
12 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hovory s T.G. Masarykem by T. G Masaryk ( Book )
83 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Souborné vydání "Hovorů" vzniklo z devíti let vyptávání, uvažování, vzpomínání a vypravování. Vypravování od dětství, přes studia, vědeckou a politickou činnost až po zvolení presidentem tvoří osu prvních dvou částí knihy
Letters from England by Karel Čapek ( Book )
30 editions published between 1925 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters from Holland by Karel Čapek ( Book )
20 editions published between 1932 and 1955 in English and German and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Povídky z jedné kapsy by Karel Čapek ( Book )
82 editions published between 1929 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Obě knihy detektivních a justičních povídek vyšly poprvé samostatně v r. 1929. Autor jimi nechtěl jen připravit čtenáři poutavou četbu, ale i vyvolat v něm zamyšlení, co je pravda a spravedlnost i jak obtížně zakořeňují v člověku i společnosti. Přesvědčují, že "vina a nevina, právo a spravedlnost jsou stejně prvotní, strašné a hluboké city jako láska a hlad"
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controlled identity Čapek, Josef, 1887-1945

controlled identity Čapkové, Bratří

Brothers Ĉapek.
Č., K., 1890-1938
Čapek Bratrí 1890-1938
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Čapek Familie 1890-1938
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מפאק, קארל
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كاريل تشابيك، 1890-1938
カペック, カレル
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