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Čapek, Karel 1890-1938

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Works: 1,454 works in 5,646 publications in 33 languages and 37,720 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Short stories  Drama  Humor  Records and correspondence  History  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Allegories 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Photographer, Dedicatee, Contributor, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Artist, Performer, Lyricist, wal, Dissertant
Classifications: PG5038.C3, 891.8635
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War with the newts by Karel Čapek( Book )

202 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 2,212 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 )

202 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,123 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. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodrama by Karel Čapek( Book )

82 editions published between 1923 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,108 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 )

123 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,063 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
Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be tales by Karel Čapek( Book )

75 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 996 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
President Masaryk tells his story by T. G Masaryk( Book )

94 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 914 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
Krakatit by Karel Čapek( Book )

159 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of the 1925 ed. published by G. Bles, London
Masaryk on thought and life : conversations with Karel Čapek ; translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall by T. G Masaryk( Book )

29 editions published between 1938 and 1971 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tjekkoslovakiets første præsident Thomas Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937) fortæller i interviewform om sine holdninger til filosofi, religion og politik
Intimate things by Karel Čapek( Book )

14 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary life by Karel Čapek( Book )

45 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 468 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
Tales from two pockets by Karel Čapek( Book )

99 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 439 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."
Nine fairy tales by Karel Čapek : and one more thrown in for good measure by Karel Čapek( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 433 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
Letters from England by Karel Čapek( Book )

31 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

77 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 370 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
Three novels: Hordubal, An ordinary life [and] Meteor by Karel Čapek( Book )

20 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and held by 354 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
Letters from Holland by Karel Čapek( Book )

54 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soubor vtipných cestopisných pozorování, všímajících si lidských typů, měst a jejich typických zvláštností, dopravního ruchu s převládajícími velocipédy, krajiny s grachty, kanály a větrnými mlýny, životního stylu, obrazáren
Travels in the north : exemplified by the author's own drawings by Karel Čapek( Book )

50 editions published between 1936 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Když r. 1936 odjížděl Karel Čapek do Skandinavie za poznáním života severských národů, snášel se již nad střední Evropou soumrak nacismu. Čapek putoval na sever, aby se "podíval na ty šťastnější a duševně vyspělé", aby si ověřil lidskou důstojnost, prohloubil důvěru v člověka a přinesl si domů svěží dojmy. V cestopise, který vytěžil z cesty, věrně a poutavě vylíčil severskou přírodu i život severských lidí. Jako vzácný pozorovatel dovedl spojit své kulturní vědomosti s obrazy tundry a fjordů, ledovců a jezer, selských usedlostí, stromů a květin, pralesa a zámků, dovedl uhádnout všechny podmínky života lidí ve skandinávských zemích, tak odchylné od našich, i přesně vykreslit povahové rysy seveřanů. - Nové vydání je bohatší o 30 obrázků, které Čapek sám koloroval
R.U.R. (Rossum's universal robots) by Karel Čapek( Book )

77 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny and surreal story of servitude and technology, 'R.U.R.', or 'Rossum's Universal Robots' was legendary Czech writer Karel Čapek's first major work for the stage. The play is a gloriously dystopic science-fiction fantasy about robots and the brave new world of the men who mass-produce them. Robots multiply, are bought and sold and gradually take over every aspect of human existence. As people grow idle and stop procreating, the Robots rebel and destroy almost the entire human race. The play was first performed in Prague in 1921
Letters from Spain by Karel Čapek( Book )

31 editions published between 1930 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 314 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
Money and other stories by Karel Čapek( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1931 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be tales
Alternative Names
Bratří Čapkové.

Brothers Ĉapek.

Č., K 1890-1938

Čapek 1890-1938 Bratrí

Čapek 1890-1938 Familie

Čapek Bratrí 1890-1938

Ĉapek, brothers

Čapek, Carl.

Čapek, Carl 1890-1938

Capek, Carlos, 1890-1938

Čapek, Charles

Capek, Charles, 1890-1938

Čapek Familie 1890-1938

Čapek, K.

Capek, Karel

Çapek, Karel 1890-1938

Ĉapek, Karl.

Čapek, Karl 1890-1938

Čapek, Karol.

Capek, Karol 1890-1938

Čapekas, Karelas 1890-1938

Čʹapeki, Karel 1890-1938

Čapeks, Karels, 1890-1938

Čapkové Bratrí 1890-1938

Čapkové, Karel 1890-1938

Carolus Čapek

Čchapchekchŭ, Kchalel, 1890-1938

Chapek, Karel

Chapek, Karel 1890-1938

Chapek, Karhel, 1890-1938

Chapekku, 1890-1938

Chapekku, Kareru 1890-1938

Ciapek, Karel 1890-1938

Czapek, Karol.

ÏCapek, Karel

K. Č.

K., C. 1890-1938

Karel Čapek auteur de romans de science-fiction, novelliste, auteur dramatique, poète, essayiste, auteur pour enfants, journaliste, critique, philosophe, photographe, illustrateur et traducteur tchèque

Karel Čapek Czech writer

Karel Čapek giornalista, scrittore e drammaturgo ceco

Karel Čapek pisarz czeski

Karel Čapek schrijver uit Tsjecho-Slowakije (1890-1938)

Karel Čapek tschechischer Schriftsteller

Karels Čapeks čehu rakstnieks

Kêpek, Kêrela 1890-1938

Plocek Karel 1890-1938

Qiapeike, Kalei'er, 1890-1938

Tchapek, Karel

Tchápek, Karel 1890-1938

Tšābak, Kārl 1890-1938

Tšābik, Kāril, 1890-1938

Tšābīk, Kārl 1890-1938

Ts'apeḳ, Ḳarel 1890-1938

Vašek, Karel 1890-1938

Κάρελ Τσάπεκ

Карел Чапек

Карел Чапек чешский писатель, прозаик и драматург, фантаст

Карэл Чапек

Карэл Чапэк

Чапек, Карел

Чапек, Карел 1890-1938

Կարել Չապեկ

טשפק, קרל, 1889-1938

מפאק, קארל

צ׳אפק, קרל

צ׳אפק, קרל 1890-1938

צ׳פק, קרל 1890־1938

צ'פק, קרל, 1889-1938

קארל צ'אפק

تشابك، كارل، 1890-1938

كارل تشابيك

كاريل تشابيك، 1890-1938

کارل چاپک نویسنده اهل چکسلواکی

کارل چاپېک

करेल चपेक

ਕਾਰਲ ਚਾਪੇਕ

กาเรล ชาเปก

ཁ​་རེལ་ཆ་ཕེག

კარელ ჩაპეკი

차페크, 카렐 1890-1938

챠페크, 카렐 1890-1938

카렐 차페크

카페크, 카렐 1890-1938

カペック, カレル

カレル・チャペック

チャペック

チャペック, カレル

卡雷尔·恰佩克

恰佩克

恰佩克, 卡

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The gardener's yearR.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodramaThe absolute at largeApocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be talesIntimate thingsThree novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary lifeTales from two pocketsNine fairy tales by Karel Čapek : and one more thrown in for good measureR.U.R. (Rossum's universal robots)