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Čapek, Karel 1890-1938

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War with the newts by Karel Čapek( Book )

343 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 23 languages and held by 2,521 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
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodrama by Karel Čapek( Book )

209 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.U.R.-- written in 1920 -- garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word "robot." Mass produced, efficient, and servile labor, Capek's robots remember everything, but lack creative thought, and the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaning. When the robots revolt, killing all but one of their masters, they must atttempt to learn the secret of self-duplication
The absolute at large by Karel Čapek( Book )

136 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,115 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
The gardener's year by Karel Čapek( Book )

198 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 1,112 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
Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be tales by Karel Čapek( Book )

108 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,057 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
Three novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary life by Karel Čapek( Book )

72 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This trilogy of novels was the culmination of Karel Capek'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
Krakatit by Karel Čapek( Book )

155 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of the 1925 ed. published by G. Bles, London
President Masaryk tells his story by T. G Masaryk( Book )

23 editions published between 1934 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 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
Talks with T.G. Masaryk by T. G Masaryk( Book )

115 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 605 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 Čapek (1890--1938), the leading Czech writer of the time. Čapek 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 Čapek's fictional characters. The result is a biographical work like no other, in form or in content
Intimate things by Karel Čapek( Book )

15 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masaryk on thought and life : conversations with Karel Čapek ; translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall by T. G Masaryk( Book )

15 editions published between 1938 and 1971 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 428 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
The first rescue party, a novel by Karel Čapek( Book )

104 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in 8 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poslední dokončený román autorův vypráví o osmi mužích, kteří se dobrovolně přihlásili do první záchranné party, aby pomohli kamarádům zasypaným v dole. Příběh je cenný především tím, že v něm dominuje dělnická solidarita a statečnost
Letters from Holland by Karel Čapek( Book )

78 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schetsen in woord en beeld van Nederland door de Tsjechische auteur (1890-1938) bij diens bezoek aan een schrijverscongres in Den Haag in 1931
Travels in the north : exemplified by the author's own drawings by Karel Čapek( Book )

78 editions published between 1930 and 2002 in 9 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indhold: The journey north ; Denmark ; On the other side of the Öresund ; Norway ; Again in Sweden
Letters from England by Karel Čapek( Book )

89 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Makropoulos secret by Karel Čapek( Book )

55 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from Spain by Karel Čapek( Book )

54 editions published between 1930 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V cestopise přibližuje Čapek v krátkých kapitolkách atmosféru země, přírodu, stavitelské památky, svérázný život lidí, jeho folklór s nezbytnými tanci a býčími zápasy a do vtipných postřehů vkládá osobní názory a přesvědčení
Hordubal by Karel Čapek( Book )

86 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in 14 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A son retour des Etats-Unis, son village ne reconnaît pas Hordubal. Il fait peur. Il est de trop
Dashenka; or, The life of a puppy by Karel Čapek( Book )

119 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A puppy grows up under the watchful eye of a photographer
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Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be tales
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Karel Čapek Czech writer

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Kpek, Krela 1890-1938

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Tšābak, Kārl 1890-1938

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Vašek, Karel 1890-1938

Κάρελ Τσάπεκ

Карел Чапек

Карел Чапек чешский писатель, прозаик и драматург, фантаст

Карэл Чапек

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Чапек, Карел 1890-1938

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טשפק, קרל, 1889-1938

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קארל צ'אפק

تشابك، كارل، 1890-1938

كارل تشابيك

كاريل تشابيك، 1890-1938

کارل چاپک نویسنده اهل چکسلواکی

کارل چاپېک

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R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodramaThe absolute at largeThe gardener's yearApocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be talesThree novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary lifeTalks with T.G. MasarykIntimate thingsNine fairy tales by Karel Čapek : and one more thrown in for good measure